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Fresh Take Florida

Coverage of Florida’s state government — from the legislature to the cabinet and beyond — from WUFT’s team in Tallahassee.

Firm Takes Steps To Keep Secretive Voice-Print Technology Used On Florida Inmates

A sophisticated voice-identity technology used to monitor prisoners and inmates across Florida and elsewhere is so secretive and controversial that its manufacturer urged government agencies to coordinate with its public relations office before responding to inquiries from news organizations, a Fresh Take Florida investigation found.

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Florida Considered Public Money For Troubled Executive

Florida considered paying $250,000 to a former used car salesman in Kansas – with tax liens and a history of bankruptcy, failed business ventures, legal problems and millions of dollars in past-due debts over the last decade – to develop new digital license plate technology for cars and trucks in the Sunshine State.

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