Redistricting Docs Leaked, Show GOP Consultants Tried To Skirt Fair Districts Laws

Redistricting Docs Leaked, Show GOP Consultants Tried To Skirt Fair Districts Laws

November 25, 2014

Documents containing memos, maps and emails from Gainesville-based Data Targeting regarding the state’s 2012 redistricting effort have surfaced. They show political consultants made a concerted effort to work around Florida’s gerrymandering ban.

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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

City Of Lakeland Forced To Pay $160,000 Following Lengthy Public Records Battle

City Of Lakeland Forced To Pay $160,000 Following Lengthy Public Records Battle

November 21, 2014

After a four-year legal battle over public records, the city of Lakeland is paying $160,000 as part of a settlement.

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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records

Florida’s Undocumented Immigration Population Grows As Obama Revisits Reform

Florida’s Undocumented Immigration Population Grows As Obama Revisits Reform

November 20, 2014

As President Barack Obama discusses plans to relieve about 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, new numbers show Florida’s undocumented population has grown.

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Published in Blog, Government, Immigration, Politics

Thank You for Supporting FCIR on Give Miami Day

Thank You for Supporting FCIR on Give Miami Day

November 20, 2014

We received 39 individual contributions and raised $5,075, which will receive a partial match from the Miami Foundation.

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Published in Blog, Journalism

Political Group Wants Court To Shield Redistricting Docs Ahead Of Appeal

Political Group Wants Court To Shield Redistricting Docs Ahead Of Appeal

November 19, 2014

Ahead of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, a GOP political consulting group wants a court to continue shielding the release of 538 pages of its documents relating to Florida’s 2012 redistricting effort.

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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

Columbia Journalism Review Praises FCIR’s Reporting

Columbia Journalism Review Praises FCIR’s Reporting

November 19, 2014

Columbia Journalism Review discusses in-depth FCIR's recent story on Citizens Awareness Foundation and its abuse of Florida's Sunshine law.

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Published in Blog, Journalism

New York Times: Dolphins Football Player Got Special Treatment After Being Accused Of Abuse

New York Times: Dolphins Football Player Got Special Treatment After Being Accused Of Abuse

November 17, 2014

In what is becoming a familiar story, The New York Times reported this week that local police in Florida gave preferential treatment to a football player.

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Published in Blog, Justice, Open Records

Support FCIR on Give Miami Day

Support FCIR on Give Miami Day

November 14, 2014

We need your support on Nov. 20, when all contributions of $25 to $10,000 will receive a partial match.

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Published in Blog, Journalism

Florida Supreme Court Rules Secret Redistricting Docs Should Be Public

Florida Supreme Court Rules Secret Redistricting Docs Should Be Public

November 14, 2014

A legal challenge over whether documents related to the Florida Legislature’s 2012 effort to redraw the state’s congressional districts should be made public has been settled. In a unanimous vote, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a political consulting group must make public its 538 pages of documents relating to the effort.

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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

Report: Florida’s Hospitals In Jeopardy Of Losing Billions

Report: Florida’s Hospitals In Jeopardy Of Losing Billions

November 12, 2014

Hospitals in Florida treating the state’s large uninsured population face losing billions of dollars in federal funding if state lawmakers continue to refuse expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Published in Blog, Government, Health, Insurance, Politics

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