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New York Times: Law Enforcement Bungled The Jameis Winston Rape Case

This week, The New York Times published its investigation into how local law enforcement and university officials failed to properly investigate an alleged rape case involving Florida State University’s quarterback, Jameis Winston.

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Florida Legislature Chips Away At Government Transparency

As this year’s Legislative session nears an end, there are a handful of bills making their way through both chambers that could expand public record loopholes. Already, one bill has passed.

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Tampa Bay Times Wins Pulitzer Prize For Local Reporting

Florida’s largest newspaper won its 10th Pulitzer Prize on Monday.

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Florida House Passes Bill Expanding Conceal And Carry Rights During Riots, States Of Emergency

The Florida House has approved a bill expanding conceal and carry rights to people with or without a permit during states of emergency. The bill has also recently been further expanded to include riots.

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Report: Florida Voting Wait Times In 2012 Were Worst In the Nation

A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that most states did a better job at running elections in 2012 in comparison to previous years. Florida, however, had some setbacks in 2012 when it came to things like wait times.

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‘Warning Shot’ Bill Heads To Rick Scott

Another bill expanding the use of guns for self-defense in Florida is now headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for his signature.

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Florida Senate Approves Ballot Measure Letting Next Governor Pack Supreme Court

The Florida Senate passed a bill this week that could raise the stakes of this year’s gubernatorial election.

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Federal Court Rules Florida’s 2012 Voter Purge Was Illegal

A federal court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Rick Scott’s effort to remove non-citizens from the states voter rolls several weeks shy of the 2012 presidential election was illegal.

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FCIR Announces Two Grants

FCIR announces two new grants to enhance data analysis

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Florida NRA’s Battle For Conceal and Carry Rights During States Of Emergency

As a slew of gun-friendly bills move through the Florida Legislature, the state’s National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbyist has been aggressively trying to keep lawmakers in line—particularly when it comes to one controversial bill.

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