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Scott’s Budget Vetoes Hit Florida Cities Hardest

The record budget cuts are most evident in Florida’s most populous counties — Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Duval, Orange and Pinellas — which together will absorb more than $164 million in cuts to programs and infrastructure specifically intended for those counties.

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

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

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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In ‘Climate Change’ Controversy, A Tale of Two Agencies

Two state agencies — one independent, the other under the governor — take very different approaches to climate change, demonstrating how politics can trump science in Florida.

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Trevor Aaronson Elected to INN Board of Directors

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

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Charles M. Tatelbaum Joins FCIR’s Board of Directors

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

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FCIR Wins Two Honors in Green Eyeshade Awards

The categories: Public Service in Radio Journalism and Online Investigative Reporting.

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WGCU-FCIR Collaboration Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

“Florida’s Shrinking Workforce” was named best news series.

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On Earth Day, President Obama to Give Climate Change Speech in Everglades

The speech comes one month after FCIR reported that state employees were prohibited from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”

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DEP Email: Stay ‘On Message’ When It Comes to Sea-Level Rise

An email exchange among Florida Department of Environmental Protection employees responding to a media request to talk about sea-level rise hints that the department had a message that had to be adhered to when it came to the cause.

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