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December 4, 2016

Government/Politics & Law

Gov. Scott proposes 5% pay raise for law enforcement in 2017

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose a five percent pay raise for all sworn state law enforcement officers in his 2017-2018 recommended budget. Governor Scott will recommend $11.7 million to reward these officers for their life saving work. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2016

Chris Hart named new President and CEO of Enterprise Florida

Gov. Scott: Chris Hart Will Fight for Florida Jobs as New EFI Leader Read more »
Published on 11/30/2016

Florida crime down in the first half of 2016

rime continues to fall across Florida according to the 2016 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report. The report shows Florida's crime volume dropped 3.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2015. Read more »
Published on 11/29/2016

Rubio: History will remember Fidel Castro as an evil, murderous dictator

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro: Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Broken bond: Miami is only municipality the SEC has sued twice

Ongoing securities violations makes Miami the only municipality the SEC has sued twice. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Juvenile crime down in Florida - arrests hit 40-year low

Statewide, juvenile arrests dropped another 7 percent in the last fiscal year, which resulted in a six-year decline of 37 percent. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2016

Speaker-designate, Richard Corcoran, proposes bold and transformative ethics and lobbying reforms

Unprecedented level of openness and transparency – from the budget process to lobbying – proposed in the Florida House Read more »
Published on 11/11/2016

Zika virus to put strain on Florida's budget

Fighting the Zika virus could negatively affect funding for other critical services like education and health care, says Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2016

Circuit Court Judges - election results in Florida 2016

Nonpartisan elections in Florida Read more »
Published on 11/9/2016

District Court Of Appeal - Judicial Retention

Nonpartisan elections in Florida Read more »
Published on 11/9/2016

Trump stuns world with White House defeat of Clinton

Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2016

Florida vote-by-mail request and early voting statistics

The Department of State's Division of Elections is providing vote-by-mail (formerly referred to as absentee*) ballot and early voting statistics during Florida's 2016 General Election. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2016

About Florida's Amendment 2: Medical Marijuana

This guide to Amendment 2 is from the Florida League of Women Voters Read more »
Published on 11/4/2016

State of Florida awards Harris Corporation $700 nillion communications network services contract

Harris Corporation has entered into a $700 million contract with the State of Florida to provide a state-wide communications network that will connect public safety, law enforcement, public schools and other state and local government agencies. The contract has a seven-year base and seven one-year options. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2016

Federal funding released to help families in Florida with heating and cooling costs

The Administration for Children and Families has released $63,096,986 to help low-income families in Florida stay warm during winter months, cool during summer months and make cost-effective home energy repairs. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Profile of ‘Bundl' -- software that tracks political fundraising

A little over two years ago, on an early spring morning in Tallahassee, not long after Florida lawmakers had fled the city following the end of the annual legislative session... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

About Florida's Amendment 1: Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice

Synopsis: Amendment 1 is the utility-backed response to a third solar initiative that failed to make the 2016 ballot but would have allowed Floridians to buy power directly from third-party solar providers. The full ballot title for Amendment 1 is “Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice.” Read more »
Published on 10/24/2016

Voter Guide for Florida's Constitutional Amendments on November ballot

Florida TaxWatch, the state's premier nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog, has always committed itself to educating and informing Florida voters on critical policy issues affecting them. As part of this critical mission, we have released the 2016 Voter Guide, featuring an in-depth analysis of the Amendments to help voters better understand the oft-confusing amendment language and allow them to make an informed decision on Election Day. Read more »
Published on 10/5/2016

Gov. Scott proposes $85 million for jobs

Gov. Scott says he will fight for jobs. Read more »
Published on 9/29/2016

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