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A Rick Scott story – how political giving and getting is done

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Big money flows both ways between Gov. Rick Scott and entrepreneurial radiation oncologist Dr. Daniel Dosoretz.
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Newspaper sales in Florida are eroding faster than the national average

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
’Tis the season…for newspapers to file their annual forms with the U.S. Postal Service disclosing how many copies they sold over the last 12 months. And once again, the numbers submitted by Florida newspapers are grim.
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Broward’s new Community Court looks to keep non-violent offenders out of jail

Monday, October 8th, 2018

By Noreen Marcus
FloridaBulldog.org
Broward has launched a new court to help keep non-violent lawbreakers out of jail. The “community court” is getting a jump-start with a $200,000 grant from the Center for Court Innovation, a nonprofit that supports outside-the-box solutions to problems within the justice system.
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Fired city worker with Cuban roots wins $300,000 Miramar bias suit

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Barely two months into Vernon Hargray’s tenure as Miramar interim city manager, a federal jury has concluded that he and other city officials discriminated against a former executive assistant because of her Cuban roots.
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Gov. Scott’s federal financial disclosure disguised blind trust loan to daughter

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Gov. Rick Scott’s blind trust loaned as much as $5 million to a Delaware company privately owned by his daughter Jordan. But you wouldn’t know it by reading Scott’s recent “full and complete” federal financial disclosure form.
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Lawyers for non-smoking flight attendants who sued cash-rich foundation are punished for it

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

By Noreen Marcus
FloridaBulldog.org
Two Miami lawyers sued a multi-million-dollar foundation to help hundreds of non-smoking flight attendants who’d been exposed to toxic secondhand tobacco smoke. They didn’t imagine they’d be punished for it seven years later.
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Florida First Lady’s loan to accountant for governor’s blind trust may have broken state law

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Gov. Rick Scott’s wife may have broken Florida law by loaning more than $100,000 to an accountant who works for the investment firm that manages the governor’s $215-million blind trust.
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Judge: No blanket secrecy for 9/11 documents Saudis want kept secret

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
With support rising in the Senate for a resolution urging a broad declassification of government records related to 9/11, a judge has ruled that Saudi Arabia isn’t entitled to blanket secrecy for documents it produces in court.
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Rick Scott, Mike Pence: When campaign fundraising met tax incentives for Scott’s company

Friday, September 7th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Vice President Mike Pence flew into Florida Thursday to fundraise and campaign for Gov. Rick Scott. What you didn’t read in the political coverage of Pence’s short visit was about his previous symbiosis with Scott and how as governor of Indiana in April 2016, Pence helped Scott’s Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) obtain $650,000 in tax credits and grants.
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Giuliani’s consulting firm helped halt Purdue opioid investigation in Florida

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

By Fred Schulte
Kaiser Health News
Six months after hiring former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s consulting firm, Purdue Pharma settled a Florida state investigation that had threatened to expose early illegal marketing of its blockbuster drug OxyContin, company and state records show.
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Hey, big spenders: Miami Gardens council members love their city debit cards

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
There’s no arguing that Miami Gardens Councilman David Williams Jr. is a big fan of Arline’s Soul & Seafood Restaurant. City records show that from Jan. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2018, Williams’ city-issued “P-Card,” a debit card, was used to pay $1,821 for 58 visits…
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Tobacco research institute for flight attendants operates in secrecy

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

By Noreen Marcus
FloridaBulldog.org
Money from a $300 million fund meant to help flight attendants sickened by secondhand smoke has gone to research clean air for pets, a hospital in Israel and allies of the fund’s managers, according to court documents.
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Gov. Scott’s huge, hidden stake in Chinese company supplying maker of Brightline trains

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Gov. Rick Scott and his wife had an enormous, hidden financial stake in a Chinese railway company that supplies components to the U.S. contractor building Brightline passenger trains for All Aboard Florida, a venture the governor strongly backed.
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Despite ‘disaster risk,’ trains haul hazardous gas cargo in South Florida

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

By Ann Henson Feltgen
FloridaBulldog.org
About the same time FEC executives were convincing Florida’s east coast cities and counties to back its idea of privately owned passenger trains traversing downtowns and densely populated neighborhoods, it quietly sought and won permission to haul extremely flammable liquified natural gas along the same tracks.
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Spotlight on Kalashnikov USA after spy arrest, reports Russia targeted NRA for U.S. influence

Friday, August 17th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A U.S. senator has asked the Treasury Department whether it has investigated the apparent relationships between U.S.-sanctioned Russian arms makers and Russian-linked U.S. arms manufacturers, including Pompano Beach’s Kalashnikov USA.
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Spotlight on Kalashnikov USA after spy arrest, reports Russia targeted NRA for U.S. influence

Friday, August 17th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A U.S. senator has asked the Treasury Department whether it has investigated the apparent relationships between U.S.-sanctioned Russian arms makers and Russian-linked U.S. arms manufacturers, including Pompano Beach’s Kalashnikov USA.
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It’s time to stand up for your rights to free speech and open government

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Florida Bulldog rarely publishes opinion, but today we stand publicly with thousands of reporters, editors and others who bring you the news to remind you – our readers – of the crucial work done by journalists on your behalf.
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It’s time to stand up for your rights to free speech and open government

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Florida Bulldog rarely publishes opinion, but today we stand publicly with thousands of reporters, editors and others who bring you the news to remind you – our readers – of the crucial work done by journalists on your behalf.
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Felonies in the voting booth? Miami-Dade prosecutors probe ballots cast by ineligible felons

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Miami-Dade corruption prosecutors are investigating allegations that at least 275 ineligible felons voted illegally in the county’s November 2016 general election.
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BSO hides long list of lawsuits filed against its costly new jail healthcare company

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The Broward Sheriff’s Office has refused to make public a list of federal and state lawsuits filed against its newly hired jail healthcare provider, citing a state law that protects trade secrets.
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Rick Scott paid $200,000 in tax incentives to company in which he had financial interest

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Gov. Rick Scott’s administration paid $200,000 in job-creation tax incentives to a Fort Myers-based cancer treatment company in which the governor had a personal financial interest.
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Will Brightline passenger train survive as counties try to choke off funding?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

By Ann Henson Feltgen
FloridaBulldog.org
Brightline’s promise to extend its South Florida passenger train service to Orlando is in jeopardy again after two counties asked a judge this month to rescind federal approval of All Aboard Florida’s plan to issue $1.15 billion in bonds to fund the project.
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Whistleblower seeks to stop Russell Galbut’s latest condo proposal in Miami Beach

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
As Russell Galbut seeks permission to build a colossal condo tower near Miami Beach’s main entrance, an ex-ally-turned-whistleblower is attempting to derail his plan with a letter-writing campaign to Mayor Dan Gelber, alleging the developer’s role in the failure and closure of South Shore Hospital, site of the proposed project.
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U.S. appeals court in Miami to consider how much public can be allowed to know about 9/11

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A federal appeals court panel will hear arguments in Miami on Thursday about how much the public should be allowed to know about what led up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
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What did Gov. Rick Scott do with mysterious $120 million in cash?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
When newspapers across Florida reported recently that Gov. Rick Scott’s net worth jumped $83 million in 2017, what got missed or downplayed was that Scott also pocketed an astounding $120 million in unexplained outside income.
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Bondi’s office ducks questions about Waste Management deal as Broward recycling contracts expire

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office is ducking questions about why she never alerted Broward cities and consumers about pricing and other protections secured for them in 2015 in exchange for not opposing Waste Management’s $525-million acquisition of Southern Waste Systems and Sun Recycling.
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New Broward jail healthcare provider has grim history of lawsuits, deaths

Monday, June 25th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Poor medical care and at least 15 needless deaths at the Broward County Jail since 2010 appear to have caught up with controversial Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services, which has lost its bid for another multi-million, multi-year contract to provide medical services to county inmates.
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Cuban exile museum touts booster’s lawyerly credentials despite Bar suspension

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Amid the brouhaha over a controversial effort to place a $77-million museum honoring Cuban exiles on a swath of public waterfront land, some troubling details about one of the museum’s primary boosters has surfaced.
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Grand jury witness fired by Broward Health sues claiming whistleblower retaliation

Monday, June 18th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A former Broward Health executive secretary has filed a whistleblower suit against the hospital district, alleging she was fired after testifying before the grand jury that indicted her boss, President/Chief Executive Officer Beverly Capasso.
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Mayor’s campaign probed for $14,000 donation to company sharing his law office

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert says his reelection campaign is under investigation for making a $14,000 donation to a company that shares office space with his private law practice.
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