Universities Cutting Back On Full-Time Staff, Report Says

Universities Cutting Back On Full-Time Staff, Report Says

March 4, 2014

Among the state’s 12 four-year public universities, nine have seen cuts to full-time positions. Four of those schools increased part-time faculty, while five of them increased full-time management staff.

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Investigation Found Enterprise Florida Spent Half A Million Dollars On Lavish Restaurants, Hotels

Investigation Found Enterprise Florida Spent Half A Million Dollars On Lavish Restaurants, Hotels

March 3, 2014

The state’s economic development agency is under fire, again. This time, a recent report highlighted lavish spending by its staff, which prompted a watchdog group to ask the governor to launch an investigation.

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

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida

February 27, 2014

Just a few days shy of the beginning of this year’s legislation session, there are signs that in-state tuition for undocumented students might pass.

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Published in Blog, Government, Immigration, Politics

Report: Florida’s Economic Outlook is ‘Grim’

Report: Florida’s Economic Outlook is ‘Grim’

February 24, 2014

Florida’s economic outlook is not looking too good, according to a new report.

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

Dunn Case Puts Stand Your Ground On Trial, Again

Dunn Case Puts Stand Your Ground On Trial, Again

February 21, 2014

Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground Law is under fire again. The recent mistrial in the Michael Dunn case is to blame this time.

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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Liberal SuperPAC Sets Sights On Rick Scott

Liberal SuperPAC Sets Sights On Rick Scott

February 19, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott is now in the crosshairs of a political action committee pushing for action on climate change.

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Published in Blog, Environment, Government, Politics

Rick Scott Now Holds Record For Most State Executions In First Term

Rick Scott Now Holds Record For Most State Executions In First Term

February 17, 2014

During Gov. Rick Scott’s administration, there have been more state executions in his first term than in any other modern day Florida governor’s first term.

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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Another State-Backed Company Plans Massive Layoffs In Florida

Another State-Backed Company Plans Massive Layoffs In Florida

February 14, 2014

A mortgage software firm that has received millions in state incentive dollars has announced it will lay off 744 workers in Florida by April.

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

Holder To States: Lift Ban On Felon Voting

Holder To States: Lift Ban On Felon Voting

February 13, 2014

During a speech this week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said states should no longer bar felons from voting once they have completed their time in prison.

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Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Early Voting Wars Are Reignited Following UF Decision

Early Voting Wars Are Reignited Following UF Decision

February 9, 2014

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration shut down an attempt to open an early voting site at the University of Florida. The decision has sparked outrage from voting rights group, which only recently convinced the Florida Legislature to increase early voting sites around the state, as well as Democrats and local election officials.

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Published in Blog, Government, Politics

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