Eric Barton was a guest on “Here and Now” to discuss his story FCIR “Florida’s Toll Lane Boom.”
Published on October 17, 2014.
Published on October 16, 2014.
A couple of months ago polls suggested Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measure was going to sail through to passage this year. However, after well-funded attacks on the measure, its passage is now less than a sure thing.
Published on October 14, 2014.
A state program that shells out big bucks to private companies in the hopes they will create jobs in Florida is under scrutiny, again. The Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald reports the program isn’t getting the return on investment taxpayers were promised.
Published on October 10, 2014.
A news organization seeking information about foreclosure policies in Florida got slammed with a prohibitively high fee for its public records request.
Published on October 8, 2014.
Gov. Rick Scott has sought an attorney in California to try to protect some private email accounts allegedly used by the governor and his staff to conduct public business.
Published on October 2, 2014.
A divided state appeals court sent the the battle over Florida’s newly drawn congressional districts to the state Supreme Court in Tallahassee.
Published on September 28, 2014.
The Miami Herald broke more news this week regarding the ongoing scandal in the state prison system. According to recent documents obtained by the Herald, Gov. Rick Scott’s inspector general received a letter about two years ago alleging corruption, cover-ups and abuse in some of the state’s prisons. Instead of looking into the allegations, the inspector general asked the very people accused of covering-up the deaths to look into the matter.
Published on September 25, 2014.
Aaronson will be responsible for FCIR’s day-to-day operations, especially for growing the nonprofit organization’s journalism and revenue. This newly created position gives Aaronson an ex-officio seat on the board of directors.
Published on September 24, 2014.
Tragic news surfaced this week that a 51-year-old man in Bell, Florida killed his daughter and her six children. The incident also highlights ongoing issues with Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF). According to reports, DCF had been alerted to problems in the family about two weeks before the deadly killing spree.
Published on September 22, 2014.
A legal challenge over whether documents related to the Florida Legislature’s 2012 effort to redraw the state’s congressional districts can be made public is now before the state’s Supreme Court justices. The first hearing on the matter began Friday.