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Fla. county officials back off land restriction, thanks to property-rights watchdog

After almost two years of battling local regulators, a small Hobe Sound, Fla. business is finally in the clear. Martin County officials have decided they will not […]

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Sunshine State officials sending mixed messages on government transparency

A leading consumer protection group is praising Florida’s transparency in regard to spending. But when it comes to other areas of government business, dark clouds are gathering […]

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Florida senators carry a combined $144 million in personal wealth

Florida’s most deliberative legislative body is getting richer. The combined net worth of the Florida Senate’s 40 members was nearly $144 million, a Watchdog analysis of financial disclosures […]

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Millions in taxpayer incentives later, Office Depot leaving business-friendly Florida

Office Depot is packing up its corporate bags and shipping out of the Sunshine State, but not before scoring millions in state and local taxpayer incentives. The […]

Inspector General: FEMA overpaid Floridians $177M, has $1B in future liabilities

While Floridians celebrated New Year’s Eve, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security slipped a last-minute firecracker of a press release in which it acknowledged massive government waste […]

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Interesting Florida bills to keep an eye on as lawmakers get back to work

It’s the holiday season, and for those fortunate enough to take some time off of work, it’s an opportunity to rest, relax and spend time with loved […]

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SNAP: ‘Temporary’ work waivers approved for seventh straight year

Since 2009, Florida’s most able-bodied recipients of government food assistance have been exempt from work requirements. The “temporary” waiver will continue in 2015, according to the U.S. […]

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Floridians wait for low-THC cannabis treatment due to health department’s failings

Charlotte’s Web isn’t just an adorable children’s classic. It’s also the name of a compassionate medical marijuana law passed by the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature earlier this year that’s […]

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Fla. dairy farm fighting regulators forcing use of ‘misleading’ milk labels

State regulators took on a third generation family-owned dairy farm in one of Florida’s smallest counties and gave it an offer the owners had to refuse: call […]

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Coin toss may decide Florida election

Long lines, late results and a reputation for narrow margins of victory — there’s no place like Florida during election season. With the high-profile governor’s race safely in […]

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FL ballot amendments: Medical pot and court packing out, environmental spending in

About 11 p.m. Tuesday night, a Twitter account called “Charlie Crist’s Fan” messaged Gov. Rick Scott, asking for a job. “Hey @ScottforFlorida, you looking for someone to […]

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Special needs students receive scholarships, Florida’s teachers’ union sues

Hundreds of special needs students finally have access to an innovative scholarship program offering educational services outside of public schools. It’s a school choice option for which […]

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