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Highway Agency Takes a Hit Over Safety Report on Electronic Billboards

Billboards that seem magically to have moved from one side of the highway to the other are part of a detailed critique by a former FHWA researcher, who says the federal report is so badly flawed that no one should rely on its conclusions.

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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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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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