By Tori Richards | | Apr 30, 2015 12:53 PM
Florida communities and utilities will lose a minimum of $755 million a year — which will be charged to residents in higher rates and possibly taxes — if a proposed solar expansion amendment is passed in 2016, a coalition says.
By Brad Matthews | | Apr 24, 2015 1:04 PM
Miami is adopting a predictive policing system thanks to a $600,000 grant; the system will use data to try to predict and stop crime before it occurs.
By Kay B. Day | | Apr 24, 2015 12:09 PM
Jacksonville, Florida's smart streetlight program is raising concerns about privacy due to data collection by the GE-made lights.
By Izzy Lyman | | Apr 16, 2015 1:24 PM
The successful Obamacare enrollment push in Florida may make campaigning harder for the state's Republican presidential hopefuls.
By Josh Peterson | | Apr 10, 2015 5:00 AM
A standoff over health care is stalling a potential $470 million cut to the communications tax in Florida.
By Ben Yount | | Apr 02, 2015 11:59 AM
By Ben Yount and Will Patrick | Watchdog Radio This is “In Our Backyards,”’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you often can be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it. We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because [...]
By William Patrick | | Apr 02, 2015 5:00 AM
"No Amtrak long-distance train covers its operating costs. None even come close," Randal O'Toole, a transit expert and Cato Institute scholar, told Watchdog.
By William Patrick | | Mar 30, 2015 11:26 AM
A founding member of a teachers' union-led lawsuit announced Friday that it’s dropping out of an effort to kill a popular school choice program.
By William Patrick | | Mar 27, 2015 1:00 PM
Despite sparse attendance, the details of a new transit plan will affect hundreds of thousands of taxpayers in a Tampa Bay-area county.
By William Patrick | | Mar 26, 2015 5:00 AM
Florida is one of only five states to prohibit residents and businesses from buying solar generated electricity from anyone but a public utility.