Fort Lauderdale DDA’s decline: from nurturing the rise of the city’s center to installing a mural on a city parking garage

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org A bill to prolong Fort Lauderdale’s downtown taxing district for 20 years beyond its 2030 expiration

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Legislators seek investigations of Marion Hammer’s failure to disclose large fees from NRA

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Two state legislators filed formal complaints Thursday with the state, Senate and House oversight authorities seeking

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A Streetcar Named Devour: Downtown Fort Lauderdale officials invested over $18M in quiet bet on WAVE ‘Loop’ they pushed

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Downtown Development Authority board members Alan Hooper and Tim Petrillo invested more than $18 million in

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As Republicans move to scrap blind trusts, Democrat agriculture chief Nikki Fried launches one

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org After years of embarrassing news about mega-wealthy former Gov. Rick Scott’s financial conflicts of interest, state

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Has developer-dominated Fort Lauderdale DDA taxing district outlived its usefulness?

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Republican State Rep. Chip LaMarca, wants to extend the life of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development

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High-living Roger Stone, search warrants and more than $1 million in unpaid income taxes

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org The day before the FBI arrested Roger Stone during a pre-dawn raid at his rented, canal-front

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White property owners get full refunds for streetcar snafu, black community’s CRA takes hit

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Fort Lauderdale killed the controversial Wave streetcar in May and earlier this month the city announced

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Broward’s new Community Court looks to keep non-violent offenders out of jail

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Broward has launched a new court to help keep non-violent lawbreakers out of jail. The “community

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Will Brightline passenger train survive as counties try to choke off funding?

By Ann Henson Feltgen FloridaBulldog.org Brightline’s promise to extend its South Florida passenger train service to Orlando is in jeopardy

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Bondi’s office ducks questions about Waste Management deal as Broward recycling contracts expire

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office is ducking questions about why she never alerted Broward cities

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Bondi’s office doesn’t want to answer questions about Waste Management antitrust probe

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Florida’s top antitrust attorney is seeking to quash a Broward subpoena that seeks to force her

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As Broward recycling crisis boils, Bondi’s antitrust regulators kept a secret that could cost cities

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org State antitrust regulators who OK’d Waste Management’s $525-million buyout of the company that handles recycling for

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As Waste Management tightens grip in Broward recycling becomes costlier, endangered

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Last month, Sunrise City Manager Richard Salamon fired off an ominous email to more than two

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For Broward’s homeless, jail is often the lesser evil

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org David Ortiz, 33, chose to spend New Year’s weekend in Broward County Jail rather than return

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75 years later, U.S. refuses plea to bring home remains of fallen Broward war hero

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org Nearly 76 years after Fort Lauderdale Medal of Honor winner Alexander R. “Sandy” Nininger Jr. was

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Poor Fort Lauderdale neighborhood pays millions for city streetcar line that won’t reach it

By Joseph A. Mann Jr. FloridaBulldog.org What does sewage in the streets around western Sistrunk Blvd. (NW 6th Street) in

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Brightline, Indian River County duke it out before House panel

Brightline railroad supporters and Treasure Coast counties opposing the higher-speed train planned from Orlando to Miami debated their cases Wednesday before

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Florida looks to expand gun rights in wake of Pulse shooting

Florida Republicans are more determined than ever to pass bills expanding gun rights in the wake of the deadly Pulse

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Airport shooting suspect gets public defender in court

The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport was appointed a federal

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Orlando grapples with Airbnb, other rental networks

When Randall Baker began renting out a pair of College Park cottages through Airbnb, he says he thought he had

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Matthew forces airlines to cancel hundreds of flights in Florida

Airlines are canceling hundreds of flights as Hurricane Matthew pelts the Florida coast with high winds and heavy rain. The

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Hundreds of thousands flee Florida coast to escape Matthew’s fury

Hundreds of thousands of anxious people boarded up their homes and businesses and grabbed a few belongings to flee inland

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Obama briefed on federal hurricane preparations, S.C. town closes in preparation

President Barack Obama is being briefed on the federal government’s preparation for Hurricane Matthew as the Category 3 storm makes

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Evacuations underway in 2 Florida counties

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in Brevard County, and voluntary evacuations have been activated in St. Lucie County, but Gov.

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Hurricane warning extended for Florida’s coast

The National Hurricane Center has extended the hurricane warning northward in Florida as Matthew heads toward the East Coast. Meanwhile,

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9/11 terrorists, submersibles and an untold Fort Lauderdale story

By Dan Christensen FloridaBulldog.org On September 12, 2001, Fort Lauderdale businessman Bill Brown’s morning routine began like most others. After

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Fort Lauderdale to use “poor people’s money” to subsidize transit for affluent?

By William Gjebre FloridaBulldog.org Fort Lauderdale’s recent approval of a no-bid contract to update the plan for the troubled Northwest-Progresso-Flagler

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Bob Sparks: Gwen Graham will soon reveal her 2016 intentions

Down deep, U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham may already know whether she will run for re-election next year. With the Florida

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