Angela Corey is certainly making a name for herself. Not only has she worked to send more people to death row than any other state’s attorney in the Sunshine State, but she leads the pack nationally as well.
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On a typical night, police officers approach women like "Jane," a 47-year-old who had just sold $20 worth of crack to an undercover officer. Jane is homeless and has a long history of chemical dependency and mental health issues. She has also been arrested dozens of times.
Meet Tony and Angela. Angela is a floor worker at a manufacturing plant and Tony is her shift supervisor. Tony’s boss, who works offsite, decides whom to hire or fire at this particular plant. But Tony makes Angela’s schedule, gives her time off, and decides whether she operates machinery or cleans the toilets on any particular day.
So who’s the boss? Not Tony, according to a Supreme Court decision handed down last summer.
Education blogger Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post hashighlighted a new story by the Center for Public Integrity that reveals how ed reform groups, which are by and large funded by wealthy philanthropists, are pouring money into mostly … Read More...
More than two out of three of the state’s largest corporations pay zero state income taxes. For some corporations this is because they have not been profitable, but for others, it may be due to tax avoidance measures.