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.
Despite reform efforts aimed at creating more transparency surrounding the death of children the state is monitoring, those deaths are still being undercounted, according to The Miami Herald.
Over the last decade, Florida has shed thousands of state jobs and it is evident throughout a host of state agencies that these staff reductions have prevented Florida’s government from doing its job effectively.
Tragic news surfaced this week that a 51-year-old man in Bell, Florida killed his daughter and her six children. The incident also highlights ongoing issues with Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF). According to reports, DCF had been alerted to problems in the family about two weeks before the deadly killing spree.
This week, The Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald published a story looking at the number of African-American judges appointed under the Scott Administration compared to administrations before him. In short, Gov. Rick Scott is falling short of his predecessors.
Mary Ellen Klas of The Miami Herald has revealed another round of documents that shows Gov. Rick Scott’s office routinely used private email accounts, thus skirting the state’s public records laws. This time there’s a paper trail showing Scott’s people took a project out of the public eye.