I have been fortunate during my years in public service to see how government works from the bottom up, and from the top down. My seven years as a legislative aide in the Florida House of Representatives gave me great insight into the way statewide policy is developed. Yet my service as a member of the Miami Lakes Town Council has proven to me that the best government is the one closest to the people.
Florida has spent recent years building up its reputation as a business-first state that is dedicated to finding ways to promote company growth, create jobs and stimulate the economy.
About last night ...First of all, please note that while we’re hardly ecstatic about last night’s results, we are pleased with data we got back from the one state in which we played yesterday: Virginia.
The well-funded movement to medicalize marijuana spreading across our nation calls out for caution and restraint. Activists claim that marijuana is a safe medicine but de facto, it is evolving into a gateway for marijuana legalization. The claim conflicts with current science, with intelligent public health policy, with rigorous standards of the drug approval process, and with best practices of medicine.
While most Floridians are working and going to school this week, elected officials in Tallahassee are considering how to spend an eye-popping $80 billion of your hard-earned tax money. That’s nearly $4,000 for every adult and child in the Sunshine State.
As Super Tuesday fast approaches, I decided to take a look at the influence of marijuana on the voters in the “SEC” states.
Most of the Super Tuesday states are historically red states, and while that might be true today, many of these states are considering passing laws in favor of medical marijuana. Alabama, Georgia and Texas are considering legislation. Others, such as Vermont and Massachusetts, already have medical marijuana and now are considering recreational. Of course, Alaska and Colorado have recreational use.
As the race for the White House heats up, Armenian Americans across the country are beginning to look more closely at who will best represent their interests as president of the United States. For many Armenian Americans, the 2016 election cycle concludes a chapter in the worst administration on Armenian American issues in modern presidential history.
I have spent almost 25 years studying and writing about alimony as both a law professor and The John F. Schaefer Chair in Matrimonial Law at Michigan State University College of Law. If I have learned anything during this time, it is that alimony is complex. Reform can have unintended consequences and so should be the product of a careful, deliberative effort to understand and improve the law rather than a one-sided push to protect alimony payors by kicking recipients off the so-called “alimony gravy train.”
It’s funny to me that the prompt on Facebook for posting says, “What’s on your mind?”
After months of dismissing Donald Trump, many pundits are now anointing him with the Republican presidential nomination. I find this premature. With Tuesday night’s win in the Nevada caucuses, Trump has only 79 of the 1,237 delegates needed. He is "stuck" in the mid-30s of support, sufficient to win primaries with a platoon of candidates, but not in a head-to-head race.