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By Steve Wilson | Watchdog.org | Mar 20, 2015 11:41 AM
By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog If the experience with the nation’s oldest integrated coal gasification power plant is any guide, Mississippi Power has a steep learning curve ahead as it tries to bring its troubled Kemper Project power plant into operation. Mississippi Power’s Kemper Project power plant, designed to convert high-moisture lignite coal into a natural [...]
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Mar 19, 2015 5:00 AM
A leading consumer protection group is praising Florida’s transparency in regard to spending. But when it comes to other areas of government business, dark clouds are gathering over the Sunshine State.
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Mar 17, 2015 5:00 AM
It’s tax incentive time at the Florida Legislature, and lawmakers are looking to roll out the red carpet for the entertainment industry.
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org | Mar 16, 2015 2:04 PM
Part 35 of 35 in the series Nanny State of the Week By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org At Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Florida’s Citrus County, you can drop $45 to spend some time bobbing around with a herd of sea cows. It’s a sure sign that the manatee is on the rebound. After years of being [...]
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Mar 13, 2015 10:56 AM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is about to be sued over an animal that isn't exactly "endangered."
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Mar 12, 2015 11:15 AM
By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida is open for business, but seems to be lacking qualified candidated to fill open positions. While Florida reports 553,500 unemployed, there are 292,000 jobs waiting to be filled. Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican “jobs” governor, earlier this week trumpeted a gaping hole in the state labor market as evidence [...]
By William Patrick | Watchdog.org | Mar 06, 2015 12:59 PM
A Florida lawmaker is ending police traffic ticket quotas, but not before a rural town in his district was the subject of national ridicule.
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 [...]