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Posts by Kyle Daly

Scott slashes budget for Floridians with disabilities

By | 04.01.11 | 2:00 pm

Rather than waiting on legislative approval for his most recent budget cut push, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued an executive order slashing the state budget for social workers and group homes for the disabled.

The Fanjuls: The Koch brothers of South Florida?

By | 03.31.11 | 10:59 am

Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch have quickly become boogeymen of the left, the liberal answer to the man behind many conservative conspiracies: George Soros. Meanwhile, other billionaires and multimillionaires who have used their wealth to fund their agendas have managed to slip under the radar. Among them are the Fanjul family — Florida sugar magnates who also happen to be friends and neighbors of David and Julia Koch.

Liberty University one of the largest recipients of federal aid for students

By | 03.28.11 | 2:41 pm

Evangelical college Liberty University is the largest recipient of federal aid to a student body in Virginia, and the eighth largest recipient in the country overall, reports Lynchburg, Va.’s News & Advance.

Shell awarded gulf drilling contract as oil washes onto Louisiana shores (Updated)

By | 03.22.11 | 11:42 am

The Obama Administration has approved the first Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling plan since BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill, Reuters reports. Shell Offshore intends to drill for oil and natural gas at a site 130 miles from the Louisiana coast.

Arkansas riverkeeper alleges Georgia-Pacific wastewater violations

By | 03.21.11 | 3:25 pm

As Georgia-Pacific continues to fight Florida environmental groups and the state Department of Environmental Protection over the waste that it dumps into the Sunshine State’s rivers and streams, the paper company may be headed for similarly heated battles elsewhere.

Rubio the No. 1 recipient of Koch money in 2010 Senate races

By | 03.14.11 | 10:59 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has made no secret of his pro-business agenda since taking office in January. It comes as little surprise, then, that his 2010 campaign was backed largely by industries he now supports.

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