Author Archives: Zack Peterson

Why Florida’s New Financial Disclosure System Is Causing Bureaucratic Confusion

By on September 28th, 2013 | Last updated: September 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Florida officials are still being fined for not disclosing their financial information as part of a 2013 state ethics overhaul. Marion County’s supervisor of elections said, “Unfortunately, I think a lot of people don’t take the fining process seriously.”

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It’s Now Really Easy To See Most Florida Public Officials’ Net Worth

By on September 21st, 2013 | Last updated: September 23, 2013 at 9:59 am

This year’s Florida ethics reform has provided the public unique and easy access to its civil servants’ financial holdings. Citizens no longer need to request the information from state and county agencies; they can click and scroll through the information online.

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State Will Involve Florida Election Supervisors In Updating Voter Rolls

By on September 13th, 2013 | Last updated: September 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Attempting to make voter registration list maintenance more transparent, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced Wednesday “Project Integrity,” a series of discussions among election supervisors in October across the state.

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NFL, Youth Football Face Similar Battle To Keep Players’ Brains Protected

By on September 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

Even before the National Football League settled in August a $765 million lawsuit with former players over concussion-related brain injuries, hand wringing about player safety among coaches, parents and league officials had increased at nearly every level of the game.

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Why A Potential Marion County ‘Bed Tax’ Increase Could Threaten Small Businesses

By on August 30th, 2013 | Last updated: August 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

A possible raise in Marion County’s bed tax has elicited mixed responses from business owners.

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‘Pillar To This Community’ Gone From Union County After Pritchett Trucking Shootings

By , , and on August 26th, 2013 | Last updated: August 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

James Tallman, a Union County commissioner, said Marvin Pritchett’s death leaves a hole in the community. “And we’re going to dearly miss him.”

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