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Scott’s Budget Vetoes Hit Florida Cities Hardest

The record budget cuts are most evident in Florida’s most populous counties — Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, Duval, Orange and Pinellas — which together will absorb more than $164 million in cuts to programs and infrastructure specifically intended for those counties.

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How News Media Are Partnering With FCIR to Search Jeb Bush’s Email

As Florida’s former governor makes a run for the Republican presidential nomination, news media across the nation have turned to FCIR to search through his messages.

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In ‘Climate Change’ Controversy, A Tale of Two Agencies

Two state agencies — one independent, the other under the governor — take very different approaches to climate change, demonstrating how politics can trump science in Florida.

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Donald Trump’s Consultant Violated Miami-Dade Lobbying Rules, Says Ethics Commission

A day after Trump announces presidential bid, Miami-Dade ethics commission finds his consultant violates ethics rules.

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Tracking the Driving Records of Florida’s Congressional Representatives

Turns out Rubio — who has received four tickets since 1997 — is the not the worst traffic scofflaw representing Floridians on Capitol Hill.

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New York Mag Calls Jeb Bush “More Ruthless Than He Looks”

If you haven’t lived in Florida for the past 30 years, Jennifer Senior’s story is a decent primer on Bush featuring his closest friends and supporters, as well as adversaries, pollsters and respected journalists from around the state who covered his tenure as the top man in Tallahassee.

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Search Emails, Text Messages of Cabinet Staff Regarding FDLE Commissioner’s Ouster

The documents provided so far indicate that Cabinet officials communicated about FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey’s ouster and replacement.

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In Cities Statewide, Black Police Officers Underrepresented on Streets

An FCIR analysis shows racial disparities exist throughout Florida.

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To Catch the Devil

Trevor Aaronson of FCIR expanded his reporting on FBI terrorism informant Robert Childs, now living in Key West, into a profile for Foreign Policy magazine.

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Florida’s Smallest Police Departments Get MRAPs

The U.S. Department of Defense has provided 47 mine-resistant armored vehicles, also known as MRAPs, to dozens of police agencies throughout the state.

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