Child Death Stats In Florida Don’t Tell The Whole Truth

October 20, 2014

Despite reform efforts aimed at creating more transparency surrounding the death of children the state is monitoring, those deaths are still being undercounted, according to The Miami Herald.

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Published in Blog, Government, Health, Open Records, Politics

Eric Barton Discusses Florida’s Controversial Toll Lane Projects on NPR Show

Eric Barton Discusses Florida’s Controversial Toll Lane Projects on NPR Show

October 17, 2014

Eric Barton was a guest on "Here and Now" to discuss his story FCIR "Florida's Toll Lane Boom."

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Published in Blog, Government, Journalism, Transportation

Medical Marijuana Foes Are Making Gains In Florida

Medical Marijuana Foes Are Making Gains In Florida

October 16, 2014

A couple of months ago polls suggested Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure was going to sail through to passage this year. However, after well-funded attacks on the measure, its passage is now less than a sure thing.

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Published in Blog, Business, Politics

Times/Herald: Economic Incentives Program Still Troubled

Times/Herald: Economic Incentives Program Still Troubled

October 14, 2014

A state program that shells out big bucks to private companies in the hopes they will create jobs in Florida is under scrutiny, again. The Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald reports the program isn’t getting the return on investment taxpayers were promised.

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Published in Blog, Business, Economy, Government, Open Records, Politics

Florida Court Charges Non-Profit News Org $132K For Public Records

Florida Court Charges Non-Profit News Org $132K For Public Records

October 10, 2014

A news organization seeking information about foreclosure policies in Florida got slammed with a prohibitively high fee for its public records request.

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Published in Blog, Government, Journalism, Open Records, Politics

Scott’s Legal Battle Over Private Email Accounts Heads To California Court

Scott’s Legal Battle Over Private Email Accounts Heads To California Court

October 8, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott has sought an attorney in California to try to protect some private email accounts allegedly used by the governor and his staff to conduct public business.

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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Open Records, Politics

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 3

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 3

October 8, 2014

Decades of job cuts to state agencies have affected Florida's ability to monitor its water quality as well as provide required assistance to the jobless.

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Published in Economy, Environment, Government

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 2

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 2

October 7, 2014

Staffing cuts at Florida's Department of Children and Families left some of the state's most vulnerable children unprotected.

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Published in Economy, Government

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 1

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 1

October 6, 2014

In collaboration with WGCU in Fort Myers, FCIR examines how cuts to the state workforce have affected child abuse investigations, environmental protection and assistance for jobless Floridians.

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Published in Economy, Government

Appeals Court Sends Redistricting Battle Straight to Florida Supreme Court

Appeals Court Sends Redistricting Battle Straight to Florida Supreme Court

October 2, 2014

A divided state appeals court sent the the battle over Florida's newly drawn congressional districts to the state Supreme Court in Tallahassee.

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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

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