florida

Florida's privatization nightmare

April 12, 2006 - Florida papers are reporting that the state is finally moving to prosecute Convergys, a global corporation tied in dozens of scandals since taking over the contract to manage Florida's human resources department -- one of the largest privatizations in the country:

FEMA and Florida

September 13, 2005 - Reporter Jason Leopold has a good piece summarizing the bill of indictment about FEMA's role in Florida 2004 and what it says about their response to Katrina. FEMA and the Bush Administration's response to hurricanes in Florida last year was quick and generous, which a growing number of critics in and out of government are saying had everything to do with the upcoming 2004 elections in the critical swing state. One of the juicier bits in Leopold's account: