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City Of Lakeland Forced To Pay $160,000 Following Lengthy Public Records Battle

After a four-year legal battle over public records, the city of Lakeland is paying $160,000 as part of a settlement.

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Florida’s Undocumented Immigration Population Grows As Obama Revisits Reform

As President Barack Obama discusses plans to relieve about 5 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, new numbers show Florida’s undocumented population has grown.

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Political Group Wants Court To Shield Redistricting Docs Ahead Of Appeal

Ahead of an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, a GOP political consulting group wants a court to continue shielding the release of 538 pages of its documents relating to Florida’s 2012 redistricting effort.

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New York Times: Dolphins Football Player Got Special Treatment After Being Accused Of Abuse

In what is becoming a familiar story, The New York Times reported this week that local police in Florida gave preferential treatment to a football player.

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Florida Supreme Court Rules Secret Redistricting Docs Should Be Public

A legal challenge over whether documents related to the Florida Legislature’s 2012 effort to redraw the state’s congressional districts should be made public has been settled. In a unanimous vote, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a political consulting group must make public its 538 pages of documents relating to the effort.

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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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In Lawsuits Statewide, Questions of Profits and Public Records

Court records and emails reviewed by FCIR show how a foundation and a law firm make money off the Sunshine law.

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ACLU To Launch Campaign In Battleground States Like Florida Aimed Criminal Justice Issues

The American Civil Liberties Union announced it will launch a multi-year campaign targeting battleground states such as Florida, in an effort to make criminal justice reform a key political issue during upcoming elections.

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Medicaid Expansion In Florida Less Likely Following Midterm Election

Whether or not the state will accept billions of federal dollars to extend health insurance to some of its poorest residents just became less likely.

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