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Audit criticizes Rick Scott administration over charity contract

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A new audit is critical of how the administration of Gov. Rick Scott oversaw a state worker charity campaign. Florida auditors reported the Department of Management Services did not initially document costs incurred by the vendor hired to oversee the charitable campaign. The audit also found that between January 2013 and December 2015, state officials did not verify that the vendor distributed the right amounts to charities designated for help by state workers. The Scott administration shifted control of the campaign from…

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Proof of Donald Trump’s charity giving elusive

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Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country’s most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings. Trump has said he donated $102 million worth of cash and land to philanthropic and conservation organizations over the past five years. But his campaign has provided little documentation for most of these contributions, and tax filings of the Donald…

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Former Gator Teddy Dupay shoots 3-pointers for charity

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One more time, Teddy Dupay is launching one. Dupay, Florida’s all-time leading scorer and a current youth basketball coach, will try to break multiple world records for the most basketball three-pointers. Dupay’s record-setting performance attempt is open to the public on July 15 at The Dream Center and all proceeds will go to Academy Prep Center of Tampa and St. Petersburg, a nonprofit school dedicated to educating economically disadvantaged middle school students. “I love helping kids and you know I…

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