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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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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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State Budget Standoff Raises Possibility of Government Shutdown

Amid the uncertainty, local government officials are growing increasingly frustrated with the historic levels of obfuscation coming from the Capitol Complex in Tallahassee.

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Drug Testing Fight Costs Taxpayers $775,000 In Legal Fees

Gov. Rick Scott abandoned his 2011 executive order requiring random drug screens for more than three-quarters of Florida’s state employees, as well as recipients of welfare programs. But not before racking up a legal bill that will cost taxpayers $775,000.

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On Earth Day, President Obama to Give Climate Change Speech in Everglades

The speech comes one month after FCIR reported that state employees were prohibited from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”

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State Newspapers Chastise Gov. Rick Scott and Republican Legislators Over Medicaid Expansion Stalemate

Over the weekend, major newspapers across the state banded together to speak up for hundreds of thousands of poor Floridians who won’t be getting Medicaid thanks to an obstinate Gov. Rick Scott and Republican majority legislature.

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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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