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

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

October 8, 2014

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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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Open Records, Politics

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 3

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 3

October 8, 2014

Decades of job cuts to state agencies have affected Florida's ability to monitor its water quality as well as provide required assistance to the jobless.

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Published in Economy, Environment, Government

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 2

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 2

October 7, 2014

Staffing cuts at Florida's Department of Children and Families left some of the state's most vulnerable children unprotected.

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Published in Economy, Government

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 1

Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 1

October 6, 2014

In collaboration with WGCU in Fort Myers, FCIR examines how cuts to the state workforce have affected child abuse investigations, environmental protection and assistance for jobless Floridians.

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Published in Economy, Government

Appeals Court Sends Redistricting Battle Straight to Florida Supreme Court

Appeals Court Sends Redistricting Battle Straight to Florida Supreme Court

October 2, 2014

A divided state appeals court sent the the battle over Florida's newly drawn congressional districts to the state Supreme Court in Tallahassee.

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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

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

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

September 28, 2014

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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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Open Records, Politics

Trevor Aaronson Returns to FCIR as Executive Director

Trevor Aaronson Returns to FCIR as Executive Director

September 25, 2014

Aaronson will be responsible for FCIR’s day-to-day operations, especially for growing the nonprofit organization’s journalism and revenue. This newly created position gives Aaronson an ex-officio seat on the board of directors.

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Published in Blog, Journalism

DCF Had Contact with Family Two Weeks Before Man Killed His Daughter and Six Grandchildren

DCF Had Contact with Family Two Weeks Before Man Killed His Daughter and Six Grandchildren

September 24, 2014

Tragic news surfaced this week that a 51-year-old man in Bell, Florida killed his daughter and her six children. The incident also highlights ongoing issues with Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF). According to reports, DCF had been alerted to problems in the family about two weeks before the deadly killing spree.

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Published in Blog, Government, Health, Open Records

GOP Redistricting Docs Go Before The Florida Supreme Court

GOP Redistricting Docs Go Before The Florida Supreme Court

September 22, 2014

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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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Open Records, Politics

Koch Foundation Proposal to FSU: Teach Our Curriculum, Get Millions

Koch Foundation Proposal to FSU: Teach Our Curriculum, Get Millions

September 19, 2014

When the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached.

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Published in Education, Government, Politics

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