FBI Informant Cops to Sex, Fraud Charges

FBI Informant Cops to Sex, Fraud Charges

February 14, 2015

Robert Childs said he moved to the Florida Keys for fresh start.

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Published in Government, Justice

Palm Beach County Town Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Martin O’Boyle, Citizens Awareness Foundation

February 13, 2015

The Town of Gulf Stream filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf of state municipalities, municipal agencies and their contractors.

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Published in Government, Open Records

Rick Scott Balances New Budget With Money That Might Not Exist

Rick Scott Balances New Budget With Money That Might Not Exist

February 12, 2015

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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Published in Blog, Economy, Government, Health, Insurance, Politics

Warning Sounded on Heavy Metals in Chocolates

Warning Sounded on Heavy Metals in Chocolates

February 11, 2015

A consumer group is taking legal action against an array of major chocolate manufacturers and retailers, saying they’ve failed to warn consumers about the potentially harmful levels of lead and cadmium in their products.

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Published in Business, Health

Highway Agency Takes a Hit Over Safety Report on Electronic Billboards

Highway Agency Takes a Hit Over Safety Report on Electronic Billboards

February 10, 2015

Billboards that seem magically to have moved from one side of the highway to the other are part of a detailed critique by a former FHWA researcher, who says the federal report is so badly flawed that no one should rely on its conclusions.

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Published in Business, Government, Transportation

Whistleblowers Pushback Against New DOC Gag Order

February 10, 2015

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

DCF Defends Child Death Reporting

February 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

February 4, 2015

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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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

Gov. Rick Scott Wants To Cut More State Jobs

Gov. Rick Scott Wants To Cut More State Jobs

January 29, 2015

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

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Published in Blog, Government, Politics

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

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

January 28, 2015

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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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

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