Report: Florida’s Hospitals In Jeopardy Of Losing Billions

Report: Florida’s Hospitals In Jeopardy Of Losing Billions

November 12, 2014

Hospitals in Florida treating the state’s large uninsured population face losing billions of dollars in federal funding if state lawmakers continue to refuse expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Published in Blog, Government, Health, Insurance, Politics

New York Times Continues Investigation Into Pam Bondi’s Connection With Corporate Law Firm

New York Times Continues Investigation Into Pam Bondi’s Connection With Corporate Law Firm

November 11, 2014

The New York Times published another story looking into Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s entanglements with a corporate law firm and one of its lawyers.

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

ACLU To Launch Campaign In Battleground States Like Florida Aimed Criminal Justice Issues

ACLU To Launch Campaign In Battleground States Like Florida Aimed Criminal Justice Issues

November 7, 2014

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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Medicaid Expansion In Florida Less Likely Following Midterm Election

Medicaid Expansion In Florida Less Likely Following Midterm Election

November 7, 2014

Whether or not the state will accept billions of federal dollars to extend health insurance to some of its poorest residents just became less likely.

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Published in Blog, Government, Health, Politics

First Amendment Foundation Asks Gubernatorial Candidates to Weigh-In On Sunshine Laws

First Amendment Foundation Asks Gubernatorial Candidates to Weigh-In On Sunshine Laws

October 31, 2014

Following a tough couple of years for the state’s robust public record laws, the First Amendment Foundation asked Florida’s two gubernatorial candidates to answer a few questions regarding Florida's sunshine laws.

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State Agency Loses Almost Two Years Worth Of Public Records

State Agency Loses Almost Two Years Worth Of Public Records

October 30, 2014

After a year of press inquiries, Florida’s Department of Corrections (DOC) told the Scripps-Tribune Capitol Bureau this week that “e-mails from January 2007 through September 2008 were destroyed.” The news of the massive public records loss, which an information officer with the agency called a “significant loss of data,” comes at a time when the DOC is under significant scrutiny.

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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records

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

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

October 29, 2014

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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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Gov. Rick Scott A No-Show For Private Emails Deposition

Gov. Rick Scott A No-Show For Private Emails Deposition

October 24, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott skipped out on a deposition Friday that is part of a lawsuit concerning his alleged use of private emails and texts to conduct state business. Instead, Scott—who is currently locked in a heated and closely contested re-election bid— attended a fundraiser.

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Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

Florida Newspaper Wins Open Records Lawsuit

Florida Newspaper Wins Open Records Lawsuit

October 23, 2014

The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville recently won a legal battle over Sunshine laws. According to the paper, city officials improperly held private meetings regarding pensions.

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Published in Blog, Government, Journalism, Open Records

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

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

October 22, 2014

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

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Published in Blog, Justice

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