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Sun_SentinelSun Sentinel: School Board member faces voters for first time since admitting use of n-word

Facing voters for the first time since her use of a racist epithet toward African-Americans became public, Ann Murray said Monday it shouldn’t be an issue in her bid for re-election to the Broward School Board.

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Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: Gov. Scott had stake in pipeline firm whose $3 billion venture he and his appointees backed

Upon his election in 2010, Gov. Rick Scott’s transition team included a Florida Power & Light executive who pitched his company’s plan to build a major natural gas pipeline in North Florida to fuel a new generation of gas-fired power plants in places like Port Everglades.

florida-public-employees-congressional-maps-NPR:  Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

With the midterm election a little more than three months away, a legal battle in Florida has cast uncertainty over the state’s upcoming congressional races.

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florida-public-employees-police-kkkFlorida Today: Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer’s home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.

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florida-public-employees-sinkholeFox News:  Massive sinkhole threatens homes, draws gawkers in Florida neighborhood

A massive, slowly-expanding sinkhole in Florida has local residents frightened and passersby curious about a year after a much bigger sinkhole sucked a Tampa-area man into oblivion.

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Rick ScottNaples Daily News: Rick Scott: ‘Charlie Crist mudslinging’ is behind cops at campaign controversy

TAMPA, Fla. – TAMPA — A week ago, Gov. Rick Scott refused to give a direct answer to questions about on-duty, uniformed police officers who said they attended one of his campaign events in the belief it was an official governor’s office function.

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florida-public-employees-Prison-Investigator-WhistleblowerCare 2: After Horrific Death in Florida Prison, Investigator is Denied Whistleblower Protection

The Florida DOC investigator, Aubrey Land, has been in his job for 35 years and is a senior law enforcement inspector. There has been little he hasn’t seen, but this case shocked him. He proceeded to take the steps to report what was seemingly a high-level criminal cover-up to the chain of command. After reporting the findings to Florida law enforcement and federal authorities, Land…

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florida-public-employees-St-Pete-Mayot-UnionInsurance News Net: St. Pete mayor against city workers’ unionization push

About 30 employees classified as professional are recruiting their colleagues to back a move to unionize so they have a voice in annual pay and benefits negotiations. The city classifies about 340 workers as professionals including planners, some parks and recreation staff, engineers, accountants and programmers.

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National

 

Andrew CuomoNew York Post: Florida’s CFO accusing Cuomo of running deceptive ads

Florida’s treasurer is accusing Gov. Cuomo of running a misleading ad campaign aimed at luring business to New York from the Sunshine State, The Post has learned.

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News_Florida_Public_EmployeesPensions & Investments: Public pension plans take shareholder litigation international

It was only a matter of time before the litigation portfolios of U.S. public pension funds started catching up with their investment portfolios and spending more time overseas.

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