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DOC Official: State Employee Job Cuts Are Part Of Prison Problems

As state lawmakers look into Florida’s troubled prison system, a high level official in the state’s corrections agency told legislators that personnel cuts are the root of many of the agency’s problems.

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Florida Inmates Are Caught In Political Crosshairs

After the resignations of top state officials in two departments, aggressive reporting by the The Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald is raising some questions about who is watching the watchers.

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Another Wrinkle In Rick Scott’s Public Records Policy

Gov. Rick Scott’s policy requiring state employees to act as the custodians of their own emails and text messages related to state business has created a tricky situation for workers leaving state government.

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As U.S. Bids to Renew Relations With Havana, Heralded Cuban Diabetes Drug Off Limits

The developer of the medication, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana, is forbidden to bring a nine-year-old drug, called Heberprot-P, to the United States for clinical trials and use.

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Tampa Bay Times: Longtime FDLE Chief Forced Out

An investigation by The Tampa Bay Times/ Miami Herald shows campaign politics might be at the center of an abrupt high-level resignation at one of the state’s agencies.

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Inmate Murder Trial Delayed After Miami Herald Report Raises Questions

The trial of a man who is accused of brutally murdering his cellmate in a Florida prison has been delayed after The Miami Herald recently raised some concerns over how officials handled the investigation of the death, which may have been a set up.

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Lawmakers Want An Ethics Overhaul Of the State’s Utilities Regulator

The same week state lawmakers filed legislation aimed at changing the relationship between the Public Service Commission and the utility companies it is supposed to regulate, Gov. Rick Scott attended the swearing-in of a political ally appointed to the panel.

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Following FCIR Story, New Legislation Proposed as Citizens Awareness Foundation Suspends Operations

Two Florida legislators proposed bills that would amend the public records laws to protect private companies doing business with state agencies. Open records advocates say the bills as written would impede access to public records.

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State Lawmakers Weigh Possible Prison Reform

Ahead of this year’s Legislative session state lawmakers are turning their eyes to one of Florida’s most problematic state agencies: its prison system.

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Judge Slams Florida For Not Providing Adequate Health Care To Needy Children

Florida is in hot water again for the way it treats medically needy children in the state.

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