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 9, 2014.
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.
Published on October 8, 2014.
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.
Published on October 7, 2014.
Staffing cuts at Florida’s Department of Children and Families left some of the state’s most vulnerable children unprotected.
Published on October 6, 2014.
In collaboration with WGCU in Fort Myers, FCIR examines how cuts to the state workforce have affected child abuse investigations, environmental protection and assistance for jobless Floridians.
Published on September 14, 2014.
An analysis by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting shows that the toll lane projects began thanks to state-funded reports produced by a think tank funded in part by toll lane developers.
Published on July 31, 2014.
The Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald published a great investigative story this week about the secrecy surrounding a series of hunting trips frequented by state lawmakers that were almost completely paid for by sugar companies.
Published on July 24, 2014.
This week a Florida jury imposed punitive damages of $23.6 billion on the country’s second largest cigarette company.