Florida’s crime rate continues to fall, contradicting popular perceptions
Florida’s crime rate continues to fall, contradicting popular perceptions
William Patrick | December 05, 2016
Florida’s crime rate continues to fall despite widespread perceptions that crime is on the rise.
Questions answered about $750k in missing federal stimulus funds
Questions answered about $750k in missing federal stimulus funds
William Patrick | December 02, 2016
Questions relating to The Emperor Organization, Inc., a defunct Tallahassee nonprofit that disappeared after being awarded $750,000 in federal Stimulus grants, appear to be resolved.
$750,000 sculpture makes Miami FBI employees sick
Erin Clark | December 02, 2016
The GSA paid $750,000 to put a specially-commissioned cedar sculpture in the Miami field office of the FBI. And that's not the bad part.
School choice a path to victory in Florida legislative elections
School choice a path to victory in Florida legislative elections
Heather Kays | December 02, 2016
Less than two weeks before Election Day, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten told Politico that the 2016 contest could be “a transformational election for the state Legislature in Florida.” Weingarten proved a prophet. But not quite in the way she envisioned. Hoping for an electoral mandate that would create a “pro-public education caucus,” Florida’s […]
Sanford Burnham doubles down against state efforts to recoup incentive money
Sanford Burnham doubles down against state efforts to recoup incentive money
William Patrick | December 01, 2016
Rather than pay back some of the tax incentive money, the research institute is doubling-down on its refusal to comply with the state’s accountability efforts – even goading state officials “to help preserve and create more jobs.”
New calculations add $45 million to Jacksonville pension debt
Erin Clark | November 30, 2016
Jacksonville's pension crisis is worse than previously reported.
Watchdog’s Top 10 List: Bureaucrats Behaving Badly
Watchdog’s Top 10 List: Bureaucrats Behaving Badly
Watchdog Staff | November 28, 2016
Bureaucrats and politicians manipulate the system, for their own benefit and for the benefit of their friends and financial allies. How do they get away with it? They get a lot of practice and, all too often, nobody is watching. But we are. Here’s a top to 10 list of bureaucrats, politicians and rent seekers […]
Healthy childless adults double initial Medicaid expansion estimates
Healthy childless adults double initial Medicaid expansion estimates
William Patrick | November 23, 2016
A new study appears to validate the Legislature's fiscal apprehensions with respect to Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
Family asks Florida high court to lift bird ban on their private property
Family asks Florida high court to lift bird ban on their private property
William Patrick | November 22, 2016
A Florida family is looking to the state supreme court to resolve a decades old property rights dispute that’s gone to the birds – literally.
Florida PTA drops out of school choice lawsuit
Amelia Hamilton | November 22, 2016
The Parent Teacher Association has dropped out of a lawsuit against a scholarship program that helps children attend a private school even if they don’t have the financial means. The lawsuit, brought by the Florida Education Association, the statewide teachers union, aims to take down the 15-year-old program that allows private corporations to fund these […]