Enterprise Florida http://blog.wlrn.org en Is There A Humane Way To Execute? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/there-humane-way-execute <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though the legality of the death penalty is settled, the way that we do it is not. Several Florida death row inmates have filed suit to challenge the state’s use of a drug mix they say won’t prevent excruciating pain during the execution.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:31:34 +0000 Elaine Chen 23010 at http://blog.wlrn.org Is There A Humane Way To Execute? Enterprise Florida Meets In Coral Gables Amid Accusations Of Corruption http://blog.wlrn.org/post/enterprise-florida-meets-coral-gables-amid-accusations-corruption <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida’s public-private economic development agency is holding a two-day meeting in Coral Gables this week.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.eflorida.com/NewsRoomFL/About_EFI.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Enterprise Florida</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span>EFI<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) is a partnership between business and government to lure companies and jobs to the state. It’s funded by Florida taxpayers as well as private-sector businesses.</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 22834 at http://blog.wlrn.org Enterprise Florida Meets In Coral Gables Amid Accusations Of Corruption Gov. Rick Scott's 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs' Agenda Coming Under Fire http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scotts-jobs-jobs-jobs-agenda-coming-under-fire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;">Gov. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Michael Peltier 9316 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott's 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs' Agenda Coming Under Fire State Asks For Half A Million To Reclaim $20 Million From Bankrupt Company http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-asks-half-million-reclaim-20-million-bankrupt-company <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity&nbsp;is asking state lawmakers for half a million dollars in order to recoup a $20-million investment in the now-defunct digital animation studio, Digital Domain.</p><p></p><p>And according to local experts, Florida has a tough fight ahead to get its money back.</p><p></p><p>The state originally gave Digital Domain $20 million in incentives in order to lure the company--and jobs--to Port St. Lucie. Four months ago, the firm filed for bankruptcy, shut down and let go 300 Florida workers.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 8469 at http://blog.wlrn.org State Asks For Half A Million To Reclaim $20 Million From Bankrupt Company Why State Government Contracts Sometimes Go To Out-Of-State Companies http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-state-government-contracts-sometimes-go-out-state-companies <p>Statewide <a href="http://ronsachs.com/">media consultant Ron Sachs</a> went on a Facebook rant after Florida companies were skipped over for a local government contract in Tallahassee.</p><p>“The Tallahassee Airport leadership outsourced - without competitive bidding - a web development contract for about $23-thousand to an Atlanta-based company.”</p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 4840 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why State Government Contracts Sometimes Go To Out-Of-State Companies