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National Media Discovers Jeb Bush is a Hispanophile

The fact that Florida’s ex-governor checked the wrong box on a 2009 voter registration form is not as damaging to his presidential ambitions as another report crediting his policies with ending affirmative action at state universities.

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Rick Scott Balances New Budget With Money That Might Not Exist

Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget for the new fiscal year includes $1.3 billion for Florida hospitals providing care to uninsured people. However, that pool of money might stop existing this summer.

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Whistleblowers Pushback Against New DOC Gag Order

The new leadership at the troubled Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) is working to ensure no one speaks out about problems at the state agency. However, whistleblowers in the state are looking to block this new policy.

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DCF Defends Child Death Reporting

State lawmakers grilled child welfare officials about troubles with child death reports coming out of their agency.

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AP, Florida Newspapers, Lawyers File Sunshine Lawsuit Against Gov. Rick Scott And Cabinet

News organizations have teamed up with lawyers and open records advocates to file a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet over the firing of the former chief of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

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Gov. Rick Scott Wants To Cut More State Jobs

The state’s ever-shrinking workforce will get even smaller if Gov. Rick Scott has his way.

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St. Pete Lawyer Asks for Criminal Investigation Into Whether Scott Violated Sunshine Law

A Florida lawyer is asking a state attorney to conduct a criminal investigation into whether Gov. Rick Scott, as well as other members of the Florida Cabinet and staff, violated the state’s Sunshine Laws.

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Florida Craft Brewers Gear Up For Another Fight

The country’s big beer companies have set their sights on craft brewers in the Sunshine State — again.

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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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