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Another Wrinkle In Rick Scott’s Public Records Policy

Gov. Rick Scott’s policy requiring state employees to act as the custodians of their own emails and text messages related to state business has created a tricky situation for workers leaving state government.

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Tampa Bay Times: Longtime FDLE Chief Forced Out

An investigation by The Tampa Bay Times/ Miami Herald shows campaign politics might be at the center of an abrupt high-level resignation at one of the state’s agencies.

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Inmate Murder Trial Delayed After Miami Herald Report Raises Questions

The trial of a man who is accused of brutally murdering his cellmate in a Florida prison has been delayed after The Miami Herald recently raised some concerns over how officials handled the investigation of the death, which may have been a set up.

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Lawmakers Want An Ethics Overhaul Of the State’s Utilities Regulator

The same week state lawmakers filed legislation aimed at changing the relationship between the Public Service Commission and the utility companies it is supposed to regulate, Gov. Rick Scott attended the swearing-in of a political ally appointed to the panel.

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State Lawmakers Weigh Possible Prison Reform

Ahead of this year’s Legislative session state lawmakers are turning their eyes to one of Florida’s most problematic state agencies: its prison system.

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In Court Filing, Alan Dershowitz Calls Sex Ring Allegations ‘Outrageously False’

The well-known lawyer says the allegations “created a media firestorm.”

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Judge Slams Florida For Not Providing Adequate Health Care To Needy Children

Florida is in hot water again for the way it treats medically needy children in the state.

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Trevor Aaronson Interviewed on CNN International About Jeffrey Epstein

FCIR’s executive director discussed the recent allegations against the South Florida billionaire financier.

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Lawsuit Filed Amid Gay Marriage Uncertainty

Ahead of a resolution of whether county clerks statewide can issue gay marriage licenses next week, an anti-gay rights group sued “a county clerk of courts, Orlando’s mayor and a judge in an effort to stop them from helping same-sex couples get married in Florida next week,” the Associated Press reports.

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Washington Post Delves Into Jeb Bush Emails, Business Ties

Ahead of Jeb Bush’s plan to release emails to the public next year from his eight years as Florida’s governor, The Washington Post recently requested the emails. The paper also recently reveled a lucrative business connection tied to Obamacare.

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