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April 25, 2017

Government/Politics & Law

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

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

Pregnant pause for Florida lawyers

Judges have broad discretion over whether maternity leave is a valid reason to delay a case. In deciding such matters, judges must balance one side's need for additional time against the possible disadvantage to the other side resulting from a delay. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Gov. Scott orders Florida DEP to notify public, local governments, following pollution incidents

Today, following the sewage spill in Pinellas County and the sinkhole at Mosaic's New Wales facility, Governor Scott is directing Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Jon Steverson to issue an emergency rule that establishes new requirements for public notification of pollution incidents to take effect immediately. This emergency rule will ensure the public, local governments and DEP are notified within 24 hours by all responsible parties following a pollution incident. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2016

Text of H.R.3957 -- Emergency Citrus Disease Response Act of 2016

Expensing of certain costs of replanting citrus plants lost by reason of casualty. Read more »
Published on 9/22/2016

Gov. Scott announces retirement of AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek

Gov. Rick Scott announced Secretary Liz Dudek's retirement from the Agency for Healthcare Administration, which will be effective on October 3, 2016. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

Discretion on the bench

Implementing a judicial safety valve in Florida Read more »
Published on 9/8/2016

No term limits? A Hillsborough County legislator may serve 14 years

A set of legal and political maneuvers may enable a Hillsborough County legislator to evade term limits and serve a 14-year term in the Florida House. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

FAU poll finds Trump edging out Clinton in Florida

Republican nominee Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida 43 to 41 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 8 percent, Green Party candidate Jill Stein 2 percent and 5 percent undecided, according to a new survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI). Read more »
Published on 8/25/2016

Workgroup to focus on increasing public safety in Florida's courthouses

Thousands of our citizens seek justice and the peaceful resolution of disputes within the walls of Florida's courthouses each day. The safety of our courts is all the greater when people see violence erupt in their own streets and communities as they have this summer, Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said Monday, when he announced a new workgroup to study local courthouse security. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2016

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