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Federal Judge Shoots Down Challenge to All Aboard Florida Bonds

June 11, 2015 - 2:30pm

All Aboard Florida (AAF) won big this week as U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper in Washington, D.C., threw out a “temporary halt” to allegations brought by Martin and Indian River counties that would temporarily stop the Florida Development Finance Corp. (FDFC) from issuing private-activity bonds to AAF.

This decision ensures the high-speed passenger train will have the bonds to finance the $1.75 billion railroad from Miami to Orlando.

Marco Rubio, Medicaid Expansion Opponents Make the Grade; Not So David Jolly, Angela Corey

June 8, 2015 - 11:00am

Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News. 

THOSE WHO MADE THE LIST 

Scott, Galvano at Head of Class; Organize Now, Enviros Headed to Summer School

May 30, 2015 - 11:30am

Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.

Alvin Brown's Loss Just the Tip of the Iceberg for Florida Democrats' Woes

May 28, 2015 - 2:45pm

In last year’s elections, Florida Democrats lost big at the ballot box - -and 2015 hasn’t been any better for them.

Some Democratic pundits are spinning the Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown’s loss as the result of a race with a poor campaign. But, Democrats have not been faring well In local races this year, even in their backyard.

Will Medicaid Expansion Really Create Jobs?

May 27, 2015 - 4:45pm

With special session kicking off next week, a good deal of attention has turned to the continued negotiations between the two chambers of the Florida Legislature over Medicaid expansion and much of the focus has been on the costs and the role of the federal government.

Why Florida, Other Free-Market-Friendly States Are Booming

May 27, 2015 - 12:30am

Florida and Republican-leaning states are booming, while traditionally Democratic states are getting left behind -- all because of  their economic policies.

Heritage Foundation economists Stephen Moore, Arthur B. Laffer and Joel Griffith teamed up on a study, “Why Red States Are Getting Richer and Blue States Poorer," looking at how the economy is managed in various states, including Florida.

Tom Lee, Rick Kriseman Make the Honor Roll; Jeb Bush, Alan Grayson Don't

May 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.

Some Florida Libertarians Insist Rand Paul Is Not His Old Man

Who’s the Most Conservative and Most Liberal Congressman in Florida?

Ron DeSantis, John Legg Pass Easily; Not So Bill Nelson, SLC Commission

May 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Welcome to The Dean's List, an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.

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