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Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

June 8, 2017 - 8:00am

As South Florida experienced torrential rain Wednesday, with more promised through the weekend, folks in communities east, west and south of Lake Okeechobee nervously watched the big lake rise.

June 5, 2017 - 6:00am

Those who scoffed in March at the South Florida Water Management District's Python Elimination Program can eat their words now.

June 3, 2017 - 10:15am
Rendering of the winning I-375 bridge design

Something smells rotten at the Florida Department of Transportation.

May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm
George Sheldon

It looks as if the child care communities in Miami and Chicago each will get their wish.

May 27, 2017 - 6:00am
Seminole State College

The Florida State College System (FCS) had Gov. Rick Scott's back in 2012 when he challenged all 24 institutions to offer a four-year, $10,000-degree program.

May 26, 2017 - 8:15am
George Sheldon

George Sheldon must have a lot of friends in Florida. Certainly somebody should ask the folks at Our Kids Miami-Dade/Monroe -- the ones who offered Sheldon their top job at $210,000 a year without much of a search for anybody else -- why they didn't aim a little higher? 

May 25, 2017 - 6:00am
Challenge of a crowd: Graduation Tuesday night at St. Augustine High School

Whatever you say about Gov. Rick Scott, he can juggle and chew gum at the same time. 

May 24, 2017 - 6:00am

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.

May 20, 2017 - 8:30am

It wasn't their intention, but Florida Supreme Court justices' Gretna decision sure started the engine on the Legislature's 2018 gravy train. 

May 17, 2017 - 1:45pm

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.

May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Annette Taddeo

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.

May 15, 2017 - 5:45pm
George Sheldon

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. 

May 13, 2017 - 6:00am

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.

May 11, 2017 - 10:00am


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.

 

May 8, 2017 - 6:00am
Richard Corcoran and Joe Negron

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.

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