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Tim Tebow, the Budding $10 Million Man: Always Florida, Always a Gator

January 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

He may perform his heroics these days in a Denver Broncos jersey, but the most talked-about player in the National Football League is likely to remain a Florida brand his whole gridiron career.

Quarterback Tim Tebow was a University of Florida Gator before he was the darling of the Mile High City. And what a Gator.

Bob Graham Shuts the Door on Rumored 2014 Run for Governor

January 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

Despite increasing speculation that Bob Graham is mapping out a run against Rick Scott in 2014, the former U.S. senator and two-term governor emphatically denied he has any further personal interest in the governor's office.

"No way," Graham told Sunshine State News on Tuesday. "I have no intention of running for office again. I've had my last campaign."

Counterpoint ... Internet Sales Tax Wrongly Punishes Consumers, E-Commerce

January 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

Virtually all of Florida's largest business organizations are lobbying the Florida Legislature this session to make customers of online retailers pay a sales tax, same as Main Street's bricks-and-mortar customers do.

Orlando: Home of Hotel Fees That Need to Die

January 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

CNN just named Orlando one of the world's top destinations. It is, too -- for those lucky enough to travel on a company credit card or rich enough to put Mickey and friends at the top of the family budget.

Rick Scott: Florida's 2011 Man for All Reasons

The Million-Dollar Embarrassment at Edison State College

December 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

Anybody who wonders why Gov. Rick Scott mixes it up with state colleges and universities need only look at Edison State College in Fort Myers.

FAMU, Penn State Student Protests Misdirected

December 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

When did student protests, once incubators of social and political change in America, become little more than cheering sections for criminal behavior?

'Washington's Regulatory Blizzard' Zaps Job Creation, Costs the Nation Billions

December 18, 2011 - 6:00pm

Some 76,292 pages of regulations were added to the Federal Register in 2011, heaping an estimated $232 billion in new compliance costs on a struggling national economy.

According to Sen. Marco Rubio, even though that puts the paperwork burden for businesses at 119.4 million hours per year, a bill that might have "brought some common sense to the outdated regulatory system in America" never made it to the Senate, even though it sailed through the House.

Rick Scott's Open Government Chief Carolyn Timmann Stepping Down at Year's End

December 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

Carolyn Timmann, director of open government in the executive office of Gov. Rick Scott, confirmed Monday that she will resign her $90,000-a-year post effective the first of the new year.

"I want to run for clerk of the circuit court back home in Martin County," Timmann said. "It's the job I've always wanted and it seems to me all of my training has been leading me to that seat."

Christmas Break: Good Call, Sen. Wise

December 11, 2011 - 6:00pm

Wanting to call the Christmas season Christmas season -- which hasn't been politically correct in Florida for decades -- turned state Sen. Stephen Wise into my new favorite hero.




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