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DCF workers feeling “overwhelmed” and “defeated,” new report says

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An internal review by the Department of Children and Families depicts a still dysfunctional agency, with workers feeling “unsupported,” “overwhelmed,” and “defeated.” The 133-page report, commissioned by DCF Secretary Mike Carroll, was released Thursday afternoon to FloridaPolitics.com in response to a public records request. It has been referred to informally in DCF circles as the “Sanford Report” after its lead author, retired lawyer Peggy Sanford.  “Secretary Carroll established a work group to ensure the best practices are in place to protect every child we serve,”…

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Event aiming to reinstate suspended drivers licenses set in Hillsborough

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According to an analysis conducted by the Miami Herald last year, most driver’s license suspensions in  Florida occur because of a failure to pay fees for traffic violations, not because of unsafe driving practices. The failure to pay fees accounted for 77 percent of all license suspensions in Florida between 2012 and 2015, according to an analysis of DHSMV data. They included traffic tickets, court costs, and child support payments. To help alleviate the probem in Hillsborough County, Tampa Bay area state…

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On Julie Jones’ ridiculous statement to the Miami Herald

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After a story in Sunday’s Miami Herald detailed instances of corruption, coerced sex and trading of sex for contraband, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones issued a written statement saying reforms implemented under her leadership have made Lowell Correctional Institution a safer place, but added she plans to “thoroughly review the disturbing allegations brought forward by the Miami Herald to ensure that the appropriate action is taken against any individual bearing responsibility for misconduct.” No surprise there. Startle a turtle and…

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FDP releases ad for mock Marco Rubio credit card

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Just in time for Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate from Las Vegas, the Florida Democratic Party is mocking Marco Rubio with the release of a new web video called, “The Rubio Card” that mocks the Florida Senator’s variously reported financial problems over the years. Questions of Rubio’s spending on a Republican Party of Florida charge card first surfaced in his U.S. Senate election in 2010, when the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald were leaked two years of records from when…

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Florence Snyder: Church scandal underscores importance of press

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At long last, there’s an edge-of-seat movie about journalism where the woman on the I-Team is not sleeping with her boss or her source. That’s just one of a million things to love about “Spotlight.” It’s a two-hour cinematic distillation of two years in the lives of Boston Globe reporters as they piece together the big picture of the Catholic Church’s cover-up of pedophile priests harbored and enabled by Cardinal Bernard Law. Audiences burst into applause as the end credits…

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — Florida cannot afford Scott’s corporate welfare Gov. Rick Scott is campaigning to make Florida the king of corporate welfare. He toured the state last week to promote his $1 billion tax cut that would primarily benefit big business. On top of that, the governor wants to set aside $250 million in corporate giveaways in case his out-of-state photo opportunities produce the jobs he brags about. This is…

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Jeff Brandes says Florida’s policy on drivers license suspensions is broken, wants it reviewed

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Last month, the Miami Herald reported that the majority of motorists in Florida who have had their drivers licenses suspended in recent years is not because they’ve been cited for driving while under the influence, but simply for failing to pay fines. Failure to pay such fees accounted for 77 percent of all license suspensions from 2012 through 2015, the paper learned. The story showed how Miami-Dade County’s coffers have benefited from the flow of new revenues, but have also led to…

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