How News Media Are Partnering With FCIR to Search Jeb Bush’s Email

How News Media Are Partnering With FCIR to Search Jeb Bush’s Email

June 24, 2015

As Florida’s former governor makes a run for the Republican presidential nomination, news media across the nation have turned to FCIR to search through his messages.

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Published in Blog, Government, Politics

Florida Politicos React To Historic U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Gay Marriage

Florida Politicos React To Historic U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Legalizing Gay Marriage

June 26, 2015

A monumental victory for gay, lesbian and transgender couples around the country is a major blow for the Republican Party and conservatives in the United States.

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Published in Justice

Indiana Man Sues FDLE Over Murder Conviction State Supreme Court Threw Out

Indiana Man Sues FDLE Over Murder Conviction State Supreme Court Threw Out

June 23, 2015

An Indiana man, whose 2011 murder conviction was overturned last year by the Florida Supreme Court, is suing the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, three agency employees and a Sumter County assistant state attorney for violating his civil rights.

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Published in Blog, Justice

Donald Trump’s Consultant Violated Miami-Dade Lobbying Rules, Says Ethics Commission

Donald Trump’s Consultant Violated Miami-Dade Lobbying Rules, Says Ethics Commission

June 17, 2015

A day after Trump announces presidential bid, Miami-Dade ethics commission finds his consultant violates ethics rules.

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Published in Government, Open Records, Politics

Tracking the Driving Records of Florida’s Congressional Representatives

Tracking the Driving Records of Florida’s Congressional Representatives

June 10, 2015

Turns out Rubio -- who has received four tickets since 1997 -- is the not the worst traffic scofflaw representing Floridians on Capitol Hill.

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Published in Open Records, Politics

Trevor Aaronson Elected to INN Board of Directors

Trevor Aaronson Elected to INN Board of Directors

June 8, 2015

FCIR's executive director will serve a two-year term on the board of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

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Published in Blog, Journalism

Kentucky Justice? Kicked Out of the Commonwealth

Kentucky Justice? Kicked Out of the Commonwealth

June 8, 2015

The decision by Carrollton police to ship an emotionally disturbed man by bus to Florida has prompted a state attorney general’s investigation -- and has renewed interest in the centuries-old practice of banishment. It's illegal in Kentucky. But it still happens.

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<em>New York </em> Mag Calls Jeb Bush “More Ruthless Than He Looks”

New York Mag Calls Jeb Bush “More Ruthless Than He Looks”

June 2, 2015

If you haven’t lived in Florida for the past 30 years, Jennifer Senior’s story is a decent primer on Bush featuring his closest friends and supporters, as well as adversaries, pollsters and respected journalists from around the state who covered his tenure as the top man in Tallahassee.

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Published in Government, Politics

Charles M. Tatelbaum Joins FCIR’s Board of Directors

Charles M. Tatelbaum Joins FCIR’s Board of Directors

June 2, 2015

Tatelbaum has a long and distinguished record of public service in Florida.

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Published in Blog, Journalism

Police in Kentucky Town Ship Mentally Ill Man to Florida, Defying Judge’s Order

Police in Kentucky Town Ship Mentally Ill Man to Florida, Defying Judge’s Order

June 1, 2015

A Kentucky judge ordered police to send a troubled local man to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. But police had other plans for dealing with their petty crime problem. They sprung him from jail and put him on a bus to Florida.

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Published in Justice

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