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Florida’s State Employees Preparing for Climate Change, Even as Governor Bans the Phrase

Writing in The New Republic, FCIR’s Tristram Korten rounds up his reporting so far on Florida’s “climate change” ban.

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‘Climate Change’ Ban? Then Why Are There References in State Documents? We’ll Explain

Your questions answered.

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FCIR Editor Discusses Florida’s ‘Climate Change’ Ban on National Radio Shows

Tristram Korten was on “To the Point” and “Here and Now” for his story about Florida’s ban on the terms “global warming” and “climate change.”

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FCIR Executive Director on HuffPost Live Panel

Trevor Aaronson joined former FBI Special Agent Peter Ahearn and law professor Wadie Said in a discussion about the FBI’s use of informants in counterterrorism operations.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker’s Claim

A federal judge in New York threw out a lawsuit on Feb. 26 filed by an injured U.S. Postal Service worker from Orlando who became seriously ill after handling a package that was leaking a noxious chemical.

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ACLU Releases Florida StingRay Documents

The document reveals the scope of secret surveillance in Florida using secret StingRay technology.

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Rick Scott Balances New Budget With Money That Might Not Exist

Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget for the new fiscal year includes $1.3 billion for Florida hospitals providing care to uninsured people. However, that pool of money might stop existing this summer.

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Whistleblowers Pushback Against New DOC Gag Order

The new leadership at the troubled Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) is working to ensure no one speaks out about problems at the state agency. However, whistleblowers in the state are looking to block this new policy.

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DCF Defends Child Death Reporting

State lawmakers grilled child welfare officials about troubles with child death reports coming out of their agency.

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AP, Florida Newspapers, Lawyers File Sunshine Lawsuit Against Gov. Rick Scott And Cabinet

News organizations have teamed up with lawyers and open records advocates to file a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet over the firing of the former chief of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

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