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Jeb's Florida Experience Instills Confidence He Can Pull off His 'Reform D.C.' Plan

July 20, 2015 - 3:30pm

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush returned to Tallahassee this morning, site of his greatest accomplishments during eight years in office.

Proclaiming “voters want to know what we believe in, but also what we’ve accomplished,” he went through a litany of his policies that made Florida a better place to live, work and play.  

He cut governmental bureaucracy by more than 10 percent, he tackled the systemic problems of child welfare by creating the cutting-edge Community Based Care system, and he vetoed more than 2,500 budget items, thus earning him the nickname “Veto Corleone.”  

Florida Needs Seismic Testing to Assess Offshore Energy Possibilities

June 10, 2015 - 5:00pm

In recent weeks, Florida has created quite a bit of political news as it relates to energy production, with members of Congress filing legislation both to encourage and discourage Florida as a contributor to our nation’s energy portfolio through offshore energy production.

Understandably, politicians are protective of our beautiful beaches to where tourists flock from around the world, and the great military presence in our state where men and women train to protect our country. Everyone will agree these are important priorities and economic drivers that should be protected.

A Special Session Isn't the End of the World -- I Promise

May 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Its interesting to see the volume of newspaper stories recently proclaiming that the world has turned on its head as a result of the Florida House going home early.

Quinnipiac Polling Misleads Again on Medical Marijuana

April 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Once again Quinnipiac University is polling on medical marijuana and once again theyre misleading everyone on their polling results.

Why an Independent Florida Corrections Commission Is a Bad Idea

March 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

The newspapers are awash every day with stories about the Florida Department of Corrections and the systemic problems a longstanding culture has created.

Medical Marijuana: Let's Go for a Better, Passable Bill

January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

Ever since Amendment 2 on medical marijuana went down, there has been much discussion about how to proceed.

DJJ Interim Secretary Should Be Next Secretary

December 8, 2014 - 6:00pm

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is a relatively young state agency, having been carved out of the old Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services back in 1997.

10 Reasons Amendment 2 Went Down in a Puff of Smoke

November 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

Amendment 2, the ill-fated attempt to legalize medical marijuana, was soundly defeated on Tuesday.So why did Amendment 2 lose, especially when it started out at 88 percent voter support?

John Morgan Cancels Debate in Tallahassee as Amendment 2 Looks to Be Lost

October 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

John Morgan is the ubiquitous trial attorney who has his name plastered on everything from buses to billboards all around the state.

Going Up in Smoke: Amendment 2 Headed to Defeat

October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

With only a couple of weeks left in this campaign season, Amendment 2 continues a precipitous slide to what looks like a resounding defeat.

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