Whatever you say about Gov. Rick Scott, he can juggle and chew gum at the same time.
The National Ocean Service is narrowing the field of new leadership at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) nearly a year after an investigation of "waste, fraud and a hostile work environment" at the Sanctuary concluded that -- yes -- changes have to be made there.
It wasn't their intention, but Florida Supreme Court justices' Gretna decision sure started the engine on the Legislature's 2018 gravy train.
UPDATED: Rick Scott will veto House Bill 7069. I feel it. He might even veto the Florida Education Finance Program, or FEFP, which is the majority of funding for K-12 public schools. The only thing he's waiting for is assurance leaders in the Legislature don't have the votes to override him.
Apparently Annette Taddeo didn't announce her candidacy on May 9 in the Senate District 40 special election after all. Never mind that virtually every media outlet in Tallahassee and Miami carried it at the time. She announced it Tuesday. That's today. Apparently.
Ordinarily, I wouldn't give the time of day to an editor-turned-flack who whines on Facebook about the press mistreating his boss and mistreating a Florida technology company to which George Sheldon gave $811 million in consulting contracts. But I'll make an exception for Neil Skene.
Not everybody readily understood why Gov. Rick Scott chose Clewiston, a farming community in the heart of the EAA, as the stage for Friday's ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 10.
This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.
The words "first, do no harm" should be embedded in every legislative swearing in. What a shame it's too late for the 2017 legislative session.
Talk about gaping omissions -- please, Miami New Times.
Richard Corcoran is the date who tells you, "Buckle up, sweetcakes, I'm taking you to the best restaurant in town" ... then pulls over and hands you a ham sandwich.
UPDATED: Like a kid at summer camp, George Sheldon wants to come home.
Poking the bear is always a bad idea, especially when he's bigger than you. Especially when his name is Rick Scott. And, dare I say it, especially when he's right.
In this month of legislative apology for atrocities done to child victims, there's a forgotten group of survivors out there. And they're asking, "What about us? Where is our apology?"
In a House of Representatives that makes a priority of members behaving ethically, how is it Rep. Cary Pigman gets to come back from a DUI arrest where his dishonor and dishonesty were on full dash-cam display -- and carry on as if nothing happened?