Florida

Labor union work by federal employees on ‘official time’ costs taxpayers millions

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Congress, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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Unionized federal employees spent 2.48 million hours working for their unions while getting paid by taxpayers during 2013, and more than 360 workers who are on the federal payroll spent 100 percent of their time working for their union.

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Nanny of the Week: Florida growls at craft breweries’ growlers

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

GROWLERS ARE GRAND: A 64-ounce reusable jug of beer, known as a growler, is legal in 47 states - but not in Florida.

Cans, bottles, kegs and sixers? Cheers. A 64-ounce growler? Not on your life. Such are Florida’s craft brew regulations. One public interest law firm says the nanny regulation is designed to protect big beer at the expense of small businesses and micro brew lovers.

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FL ballot amendments: Medical pot and court packing out, environmental spending in

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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About 11 p.m. Tuesday night, a Twitter account called “Charlie Crist’s Fan” messaged Gov. Rick Scott for a job.

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Billionaire Steyer spends $15M pushing low priority climate change message in FL

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  California, Economy, Energy and Environment, Florida  /  No Comments

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In an effort to oust Gov. Rick Scott, billionaire activist Tom Steyer has underwritten a nearly $15 million campaign focusing on climate change, an issue one important poll says few Florida voters care about.

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Charges dropped for Florida mom who allowed unsupervised play

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Courtesy of the libertycaucus.com

A single mom was charged in July after letting her son play unsupervised at a neighborhood park. Turns out, that’s not much of a crime.

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Florida’s 26th Congressional District has a short, but jaded, past

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Elections, Florida, News, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

SEEING DOUBLE: An election-watch group says 14,646 people hold voter registrations in Maryland and in Fairfax County, Va.

Florida’s 26th Congressional District has been plagued with political scandals since its inception four years ago. Now it may add another to its record.

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