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Utility Relocation Legislation Deserves Another Shot

September 4, 2015 - 7:30pm

It has come to my attention that some cities have been expressing concern in reference to SB 896/HB "Road391, utility relocation legislation of the 2015 session, and its potential impact on our local governments. The bill is likely to return again in 2016.

Hillary’s Problem Isn’t Personal Email, It’s Her Personal Email Server

September 2, 2015 - 10:15pm

Over the last several months we’ve heard the continuing refrain from Hillary Clinton and her campaign that she has “never received or sent any classified emails.”

And the mainstream press continues to recite that chorus as if that’s the operative question surrounding the bizarre case of Hillary having used a personal email account while she was secretary of state.

History Says Trump Unlikely to Win the Nomination

August 31, 2015 - 1:00pm

The fact that Donald Trump is currently leading in national polls in the Republican race for president is interesting -- but hardly a predictor of the outcome of the election. In fact, based on the recent history of presidential elections, it is not likely Trump will be the Republican nominee.

Iran Deal Imperils Our Energy and National Security

August 30, 2015 - 7:15pm

Those of us who make it a point to stay up-to-date on foreign affairs took great interest in last month’s Iran deal aimed at stopping the volatile country from developing nuclear weapons.

Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty

August 26, 2015 - 3:30pm

On the opening day of the 2014 session in the Florida House of Representatives, then-Speaker of the House Will Weatherford spoke at length about an issue that few leaders in government talk about -- generational poverty. During his remarks, Speaker Weatherford noted, “There will always be poverty -- the kind that results from temporary setbacks: job loss, foreclosures, or unexpected challenges … but there’s a far greater and more dramatic problem for some of our Floridians. They’re stuck in generational poverty -- the persistent, year after year oppression and hopelessness that starts with grandparents, is passed on to parents and continues to their children.”

Jeb Has Nothing to Apologize for -- Education Matters

August 25, 2015 - 8:15pm

The issue of education, as expected, has been inserted into the presidential campaign. Not surprisingly, some candidates prefer to focus on how states should avoid accountability for the continued failure of our students, while raising the boogeyman of 'Common Core' as a term rather than the reality of higher standards and expectations developed by states. 

White Political Consultants Do NOT Get Out The Black Vote

August 25, 2015 - 7:15pm

I don’t care what they tell you.

I don’t care what they think.

They don’t know us. They don’t influence us.

Improving Your Private Property? Check with the EPA

August 25, 2015 - 10:30am
 
There’s a surprise coming to Florida property owners at the end of August, one wrapped in the federal government’s signature red tape.

Could New Senate Districts Resolve the Senate Presidency Duel?

August 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

With the recent Florida Supreme Court decision on congressional redistricting requiring lawmakers to return to Tallahassee, it seemed inevitable that the Senate would likewise want a “do over” on its map-drawing exercise for Senate lines.

Reporters and political consultants have written extensively about the potential of some senators having to fight with other senators for a new Senate district, especially among Republicans.

If 'Black Lives Matter' to Patrick Murphy, Now's the Time to Show Us

July 31, 2015 - 11:45pm

U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy should be congratulated for urging the Coast Guard to continue its search for Palm Beach County teenagers Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen. Though the search has officially been called off, urging authorities to go the extra mile to save children is the right thing to do.

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