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Martin County Commissioners' 'Criminal' Behavior; Republican Recklessness

February 25, 2017 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.


Denials Are Over for Martin County Commission's Public Records Sinners 

Shocker? Trump Supporter Matt Gaetz Says President Should Produce His Tax Returns

February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
Matt Gaetz at Grover T's BBQ in Milton earlier Thursday

First-term GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz, a steadfast Trump supporter, shocked even CNN at a "town hall" event near Pensacola Thursday night when he called for President Donald J. Trump to release his tax returns.

'Sticker Shock': Negron Plan Would Slap Florida with a $695 Million Annual Loss

February 23, 2017 - 10:00pm

Florida would take a devastating economic hit if Senate President Joe Negron's SB 10 becomes law, reveals an eye-opening study released Thursday by the James Madison Institute.

House Subcommittee Hears Congressman Blow (Silent) Raspberries at Negron's Reservoir Plan

February 23, 2017 - 6:00am
Matt Caldwell and Francis Rooney

If Senate President Joe Negron thought Wednesday was the day a House version of SB 10 would lift off the launch pad, he must have been beyond grief at day's end.

House Appropriations Dooms Enterprise Florida, Guts Visit Florida, as Expected

February 22, 2017 - 6:00am
Rep. Paul Renner presents his bill Tuesday

The House Appropriations Committee voted 18-12 Tuesday to advance a measure that 1) eliminates Florida's 21-year-old economic development agency and 2) emasculates its tourism marketing arm. 

West Palm Crime Story: Media Really Must Stop Giving Trump an Excuse to Hammer Them

February 20, 2017 - 6:00am

Donald Trump likes to niggle Chicago as the poster child for violent crime, but over the weekend NBC had some fun with federal crime statistics, pointing out that West Palm Beach's crime was equal to the Windy City's in 2015.

Anti-Gunners' Hollow Victory; Negron a Flip-Flopper?; Picture a Reservoir Here

February 18, 2017 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.


Hollow Victory for the Anti-Gunners

One More Plea to Spare Visit Florida

February 17, 2017 - 6:00am

Speaker Richard Corcoran and the Florida House are going to do what they've got to do, I know that. And, Lord knows, I like a lot of what they do. But kill Visit Florida? Please reconsider, ladies and gentlemen.

FIU Law School Dean, Alexander Acosta, Trump's Secretary of Labor Pick

February 16, 2017 - 2:30pm
Alexander Costa

Alexander Acosta, dean of Florida International University College of Law and chairman of U.S. Century Bank, is President Donald Trump's new nominee for Secretary of Labor, Fox News and CNBC are now reporting.

Renewables on Life Support: No Break for Biomass

February 16, 2017 - 11:15am

CORRECTED TO FIX COST OF SOLAR: Unfair pricing and the absence of a free market for all of Florida's renewable electricity generation have biomass technologies in a steep decline. 

It doesn't seem right. Biomass energy production is being bullied in Florida, or so it seems. Why?

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