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Child Death Stats In Florida Don’t Tell The Whole Truth

Despite reform efforts aimed at creating more transparency surrounding the death of children the state is monitoring, those deaths are still being undercounted, according to The Miami Herald.

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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 Court Charges Non-Profit News Org $132K For Public Records

A news organization seeking information about foreclosure policies in Florida got slammed with a prohibitively high fee for its public records request.

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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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Scott’s Legal Battle Over Private Email Accounts Heads To California Court

Gov. Rick Scott has sought an attorney in California to try to protect some private email accounts allegedly used by the governor and his staff to conduct public business.

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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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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 1

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.

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