ethics http://blog.wlrn.org en Former Florida Education Commissioner Settles Indiana Ethics Charges http://blog.wlrn.org/post/former-florida-education-commissioner-settles-indiana-ethics-charges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett will pay a $5,000 fine as part of a proposed deal with Indiana ethics investigators, </span><a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/indiana/2014/07/09/tony-bennett-accepts-fine-ethics-settlement/12439041/" style="line-height: 1.5;">according to a copy of the agreement obtained by the Associated Press.</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:47:04 +0000 John O'Connor 35360 at http://blog.wlrn.org Former Florida Education Commissioner Settles Indiana Ethics Charges Why Freedom Of The Press Should Matter To You, And Other Tenets Of The First Amendment Foundation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-freedom-press-should-matter-you-and-other-tenets-first-amendment-foundation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Florida media groups are concerned about freedom of the press and open government, they turn to the </span><a href="http://floridafaf.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">First Amendment Foundation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for help.</span></p><p>Pete Weitzel, former senior editor of the Miami Herald, founded the non-profit 30 years ago.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:55:04 +0000 Gina Jordan 29007 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Freedom Of The Press Should Matter To You, And Other Tenets Of The First Amendment Foundation How You Can Make An Ethical Difference http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-you-can-make-ethical-difference <p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 28132 at http://blog.wlrn.org How You Can Make An Ethical Difference A Philosophical Conundrum: The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/philosophical-conundrum-trolley-problem-or-would-you-throw-fat-guy-bridge <p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 22964 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Philosophical Conundrum: The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge? What Kind Of Money Fuels The Miami Real Estate Market? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-kind-money-fuels-miami-real-estate-market <p></p><p>The housing recovery has come fast to South Florida. But some are concerned that the cash-fueled rebound here may be relying, in part, on dirty money.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 19845 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Kind Of Money Fuels The Miami Real Estate Market? Police Arrest Homestead Mayor For Ethics Violations http://blog.wlrn.org/post/police-arrest-homestead-mayor-ethics-violations <p></p><p>Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was arrested on Wednesday morning for allegedly using his position as mayor to obtain private employment.</p><p>According to the charges, Bateman had a deal with the nonprofit Community Health of South Florida (CHI) to be paid $125 an hour for consulting services. Authorities also believe CHI set aside a total of $120,000 to pay him and hired an assistant for him.</p><p>Bateman was arrested at his home.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:13:15 +0000 Patience Haggin 19771 at http://blog.wlrn.org Police Arrest Homestead Mayor For Ethics Violations How The MLB Learned About Coral Gables Clinic Biogenesis http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-mlb-learned-about-coral-gables-clinic-biogenesis <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: From the ball fields of South Dade to Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez fights to stay in baseball. &nbsp;Major League Baseball suspended him for more than a season for using performance-enhancing drugs.</span></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 18759 at http://blog.wlrn.org How The MLB Learned About Coral Gables Clinic Biogenesis Join The Florida Roundup Live Chat At Noon On WLRN http://blog.wlrn.org/post/join-florida-roundup-live-chat-noon-wlrn <p></p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 13446 at http://blog.wlrn.org Join The Florida Roundup Live Chat At Noon On WLRN The Week's Top Florida News: Dolphins And Diplomas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/weeks-top-florida-news-dolphins-and-diplomas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us Friday at noon on 91.3 FM WLRN for an hour's discussion on the week's headlines, including</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p><ul><li><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislation on health care, ethics, elections and </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/how-florida-high-school-graduation-requirements-will-change" style="line-height: 1.5;">education</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dominate the final days of the current session in Tallahassee.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 13032 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Week's Top Florida News: Dolphins And Diplomas Are You A Dirty Politican? Play Our Ethics Game http://blog.wlrn.org/post/are-you-dirty-politican-play-our-ethics-game <p>Everyone loves to complain about political corruption. &nbsp;But would you do any better? &nbsp;Play our <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/ethics-game">interactive game, Tallanasty</a>, and find out if you would be a cleaner Florida politician.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:00:42 +0000 Elaine Chen 13033 at http://blog.wlrn.org Are You A Dirty Politican? Play Our Ethics Game Campaign Contributions Bill Touches A Nerve That Lawmakers Are Already Addressing http://blog.wlrn.org/post/campaign-contributions-bill-touches-nerve-lawmakers-are-already-addressing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House and Senate are taking ethics and elections seriously this year. Bills to widen voting opportunities by restoring pre-2011 early voting days and hours are making their way through both chambers.</p><p>But there's a bill in the House that would originally have increased campaign contribution limits from their current $500 to $10,000.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 11042 at http://blog.wlrn.org Campaign Contributions Bill Touches A Nerve That Lawmakers Are Already Addressing Tallanasty: An Interactive (And Ethical) Experience To Test Your Integrity http://blog.wlrn.org/post/tallanasty-interactive-and-ethical-experience-test-your-integrity <p>Do you have what it takes to navigate the political swampland of Florida and come out clean?</p><p>WLRN and the Miami Herald have partnered to create a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;new interactive experience that will allow you to put your political integrity to the test. &nbsp;After a cutthroat election, you have officially begun your career as a Florida politician.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now it is up to you to make the right political and personal choices.</span></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:22:51 +0000 Daniel Rivero 9843 at http://blog.wlrn.org The State Of Florida's Union: Thirsty Marco Rubio And Spanish As A Second Language http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-floridas-union-thirsty-marco-rubio-and-spanish-second-language <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup, we take a look at the week in news in our region and state:</p><ul><li>As President Obama addressed the Congress and the nation, how is the state of Florida’s union?&nbsp; From voting and gun rights to climate change, we take a look at what resonated here from the President’s speech. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 9452 at http://blog.wlrn.org The State Of Florida's Union: Thirsty Marco Rubio And Spanish As A Second Language Veteran Tallahassee Lobbyist Says His Profession Gets A Bad Rap http://blog.wlrn.org/post/veteran-tallahassee-lobbyist-says-his-profession-gets-bad-rap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The job of lobbyists is to improve the image of their clients.&nbsp; But lobbyists themselves could use some PR.</span></p><p>Carl Adams, who was a Tallahassee lobbyist for 35 years and founded the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fapl.us/">Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists</a>, thinks that the system - campaign finance laws and the prohibition on private deliberation - is flawed, not the people. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We asked Adams why his profession is so maligned.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:00:58 +0000 Elaine Chen 9346 at http://blog.wlrn.org Veteran Tallahassee Lobbyist Says His Profession Gets A Bad Rap Limericks Inspired By Florida's Muddy Politics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/limericks-inspired-floridas-muddy-politics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Politics can be quite the poetic muse - especially statehouse politics, it turns out. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">We recently challenged&nbsp;<a href="http://www.publicinsightnetwork.org/form/miami-herald-wlrn/2b76f57643a1/tell-us-what-you-want-to-ask-florida-legislators">members of the Public Insight Network</a>&nbsp;to write about politics in the Sunshine State - in a limerick.*&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 8478 at http://blog.wlrn.org Limericks Inspired By Florida's Muddy Politics