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Florida’s Toll Lane Boom

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.

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Report: Florida’s Economic Outlook is ‘Grim’

Florida’s economic outlook is not looking too good, according to a new report.

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Lobbyist Issues Warning About Potentially Costly Transparency Law

A new law expands the requirements of companies to provide records, worrying some that the rule could lead to unnecessary lawsuits.

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Despite Generous Political Contributions, Road Developer Joe Anderson Loses Project

Steve Miller: Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation thwarting a lucrative construction project being handled by road developer Joe Anderson, a top Republican Party donor.

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In Broward, A Different Kind of Bridge to Nowhere

Steve Miller: The firm that built and delivered the wrong bridge in Davie receives plenty of other government business.

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Visualized: Boating Accidents in Florida, 2011

Grant Smith: FCIR compiled data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission of all the boating accidents reported in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available.

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Florida lidera el país en muertes en embarcaciones

Mc Nelly Torres: Las normas poco estrictas sobre equipo de seguridad y capacitación crean peligros en las famosas aguas del Estado del Sol.

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Florida Leads Nation in Boating Deaths

Mc Nelly Torres: Lax regulations on safety equipment and few mandates for formal boating safety education have made the Sunshine State’s world-famous waters hazardous.

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Booming Sales of Novelty Helmets Boost Motorcycle Deaths

FairWarning: Even as more than 800,000 novelty helmets are sold in the U.S. every year, and as motorcycle crash deaths mount, federal regulators have never acted with urgency to crack down on novelty helmets.

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At 14 Florida Airports, No One ‘Pushing Tin’

Steve Miller: Of Florida’s 14 tower closures, four are at airports that received federal stimulus funds, including work for reconstructing and extending runways.

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