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As Cuba Opens to More Investment, Tampa Sees Advantage Over Miami

Miami will likely not initially be the Cuban trade partner that some might expect.

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Disney Uses Complex Tax-Avoidance Scheme, ‘Lux Leaks’ Files Show

The Walt Disney Co. uses a complex network of companies and subsidiaries to move profits out of high-tax countries to the tiny nation of Luxembourg, where the multinational giant only pays an effective tax rate of 0.3 percent.

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Report: Florida’s Hospitals In Jeopardy Of Losing Billions

Hospitals in Florida treating the state’s large uninsured population face losing billions of dollars in federal funding if state lawmakers continue to refuse expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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New York Times Continues Investigation Into Pam Bondi’s Connection With Corporate Law Firm

The New York Times published another story looking into Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s entanglements with a corporate law firm and one of its lawyers.

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Eric Barton Discusses Florida’s Controversial Toll Lane Projects on NPR Show

Eric Barton was a guest on “Here and Now” to discuss his story FCIR “Florida’s Toll Lane Boom.”

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Medical Marijuana Foes Are Making Gains In Florida

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.

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Times/Herald: Economic Incentives Program Still Troubled

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.

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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 4: The Overview

Over the last decade, Florida has shed thousands of state jobs and it is evident throughout a host of state agencies that these staff reductions have prevented Florida’s government from doing its job effectively.

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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 3

Decades of job cuts to state agencies have affected Florida’s ability to monitor its water quality as well as provide required assistance to the jobless.

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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 2

Staffing cuts at Florida’s Department of Children and Families left some of the state’s most vulnerable children unprotected.

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