In 1997, Florida's attorney general completed an investigation into pest control company Terminix, finding that it had engaged in consumer fraud. Despite the investigation, the state has paid Terminix hundreds of thousands in vendor payments since.
Howard Goodman: The state Senate appears ready for battle over a GOP plan to turn over a lot more of the state's prisons to private companies.
Ralph De La Cruz: The recently announced closure of 11 state prisons due to declines in crime are painful though necessary. But for further closures and reductions, other reforms proposed by state leaders a year ago are needed.
Ralph De La Cruz: Gov. Rick Scott's recent actions at the Department of Corrections raise questions about his goals for prison privatization.
Ralph De La Cruz: Two changes to state law will make it tougher for felons to vote and better their education.