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By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Mar 04, 2015 10:31 AM | 199
File this one under: Are you flipping kidding me. Only months after a Florida transit authority was under a federal investigation for misusing terrorism funds, it's awarded by the federal government for "outstanding security."
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Mar 03, 2015 5:00 AM | 83
By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Manatees have been on the federal Endangered Species List since 1967, but according to biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manatees aren’t actually endangered. Despite outside attempts to spur the agency into “down listing” the adored marine mammal, or perhaps sacred sea cows, the government has refused — even [...]
By Andrew Staub | Watchdog.org | Feb 24, 2015 9:46 AM | 10
By Andrew Staub | PA Independent PHILADELPHIA – Florida Gov. Rick Scott has brazenly proclaimed his plans to lure businesses from Pennsylvania, his pitch hitting on low taxes and business-friendly policies. The Republican governor, in Philadelphia on Monday, wasn’t so direct regarding taxpayer-funded perks to entice businesses to move south. Scott, evasive when asked about tax incentives, said “every deal is a little bit different.” He [...]
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Feb 24, 2015 5:00 AM | 29
Florida's most deliberative legislative body happens to be quite wealthy, and it's getting richer.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Feb 23, 2015 9:04 AM | 69
  By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — State Delegate Dave LaRock is making an impassioned plea for enactment of education savings accounts, which face intense opposition from institutional special interests. His House Bill 2238 would provide an average of $4,000 annually to parents of special-needs students to shop for schools that can best serve their children. The [...]
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Feb 19, 2015 12:36 PM | 13
The Jacksonville Jaguars is one of the worst teams in pro football. The team's billionaire owner, Shahid Khan, is looking for help -- in the form of $30 million in tax incentives to upgrade premium stadium seating.
By Andrew Staub | Watchdog.org | Feb 19, 2015 9:26 AM | 35
Florida Gov. Rick Scott will visit Pennsylvania next week in an attempt to lure job creators south, and policymakers here have given him a heckuva weapon to use against the Keystone State — an onerous corporate net income tax.
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org | Feb 19, 2015 5:00 AM | 74
  By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org A congressman’s proposal to give Amtrak some private rail competition in the congested northeast corridor could be going off the tracks before it starts. U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, says he wants to jolt the “Soviet-modeled monopoly” by opening competition for high-speed service between Washington, D.C., and Boston. His plan sets maximum [...]
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Feb 13, 2015 11:19 AM | 45
Weak supervision, an ill planned financial tracking system, and a corrupt government employee. What could possibly go wrong?
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Feb 12, 2015 5:00 AM | 81
The U.S. Department of Justice and local law enforcement agencies have constructed a nationwide network of automated license plate readers to track motor vehicle movements on public roads.