Obama in Everglades: ‘Climate Change Can’t Be Denied’

Obama in Everglades: ‘Climate Change Can’t Be Denied’

April 22, 2015

Obama was here on Earth Day to highlight the future dangers associated with climate change.

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Published in Environment, Government

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

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

April 22, 2015

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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Published in Government, Politics

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

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

April 20, 2015

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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Published in Blog, Environment, Government, Politics

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

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

April 20, 2015

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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Published in Government, Politics

DEP Email: Stay ‘On Message’ When It Comes to Sea-Level Rise

DEP Email: Stay ‘On Message’ When It Comes to Sea-Level Rise

April 16, 2015

An email exchange among Florida Department of Environmental Protection employees responding to a media request to talk about sea-level rise hints that the department had a message that had to be adhered to when it came to the cause.

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Published in Blog, Environment, Government, Open Records

Manatee Harassment Is On The Rise At Florida Springs, Environmentalists Say

Manatee Harassment Is On The Rise At Florida Springs, Environmentalists Say

April 16, 2015

When it comes to congregating peacefully with manatees, visitors at a pair of Florida’s national parks could care less, according to a group representing civil stewards of public land.

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Published in Blog, Environment

The DEA’s Castoff

The DEA’s Castoff

April 16, 2015

A former Colombian drug trafficker spent decades working undercover for the United States. Now, the government informant says he faces deportation, which could prove deadly.

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Published in Government, Immigration, Justice

Florida Power & Light Accuses FCIR of ‘Factual Errors and Misleading Claims’

April 8, 2015

We are publishing FPL's memo in full, as well as FCIR's point-by-point response.

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Published in Blog, Business, Government

National Media Discovers Jeb Bush is a Hispanophile

April 8, 2015

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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Published in Blog, Politics

In Sunshine State, Big Energy Blocks Solar Power

In Sunshine State, Big Energy Blocks Solar Power

April 3, 2015

Millions in political donations from Florida utilities help keep solar panels off rooftops

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Published in Business, Economy, Environment, Government

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