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Two Florida TV News Stations Win duPont Awards

Two local television news stations from the Tampa Bay area won a prestigious national investigative reporting award this week.

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Despite Electoral Wins, Florida GOP Loses Big Court Fights

Two laws the state has been defending met their end in an appeals court this week.

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Weeks After Election, Gov. Rick Scott And State Agency Start Turning Over Public Records

Now that Gov. Rick Scott’s contentious re-election is over, a lot of previously-requested information is making its way to reporters– even though there is evidence some of the information was ready for release well before Election Day.

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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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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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Pam Bondi’s Work With A Corporate-Backed GOP Attorneys General Group Under Scrutiny

The Tampa Bay Times/ Miami Herald and New York Times reported this week on Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s work with the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), and the influence of the group’s corporate donors.

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New York Times: Tallahassee Police Bungle Another Case Involving An FSU Football Player

Tallahassee law enforcement made national news again for failing to properly investigate criminal cases involving Florida State University football players.

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Scott’s Legal Battle Over Private Email Accounts Heads To California Court

Gov. Rick Scott has sought an attorney in California to try to protect some private email accounts allegedly used by the governor and his staff to conduct public business.

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Governor’s Inspector General Didn’t Act When Alerted To Prison Issues

The Miami Herald broke more news this week regarding the ongoing scandal in the state prison system. According to recent documents obtained by the Herald, Gov. Rick Scott’s inspector general received a letter about two years ago alleging corruption, cover-ups and abuse in some of the state’s prisons. Instead of looking into the allegations, the inspector general asked the very people accused of covering-up the deaths to look into the matter.

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GOP Redistricting Docs Go Before The Florida Supreme Court

A legal challenge over whether documents related to the Florida Legislature’s 2012 effort to redraw the state’s congressional districts can be made public is now before the state’s Supreme Court justices. The first hearing on the matter began Friday.

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