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.
A new national report criticizes the use of public-private partnerships for economic development in several states, including Florida.
New research found that open record laws can prevent corruption. Florida, however, presents an interesting case study of how public information laws haven't meant less corruption.
Ashley Lopez: Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law today that would create some transparency in the state’s controversial economic incentives program.
Ashley Lopez: Gov. Rick Scott signed bills into law that will reform some of the state's campaign finance laws and enact new ethics rules for public officials in the state.
Ashley Lopez: An inspector general report found that the process for doling out millions of taxpayer dollars to private companies hasn't changed much since Florida handed $20 million to Digital Domain -- a movie graphics company in Port St. Lucie that filed for bankruptcy and laid off its entire staff.