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SB 10 Jeopardizes Completion of Lee County's Jewel, C-43 Reservoir

April 10, 2017 - 8:30am

Central Florida is in a dry period. Southwest Florida communities affected by the Caloosahatchee River need water from Lake Okeechobee right now.

Congressman Closes Everglades 'Summit' to the Press; What about the Cars?

April 8, 2017 - 8:30am

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.

Anitere Flores, on the Edge of a Black Hole

April 8, 2017 - 6:00am

Bright-eyed Anitere Flores -- with that arresting smile, the bounce in her step and so much time, it seemed, to hear out all comers -- entered the Republican Senate in 2010 with as much promise as I'd ever seen in a freshman.

The SB 10 Express: Ask Some Real Questions, Somebody!

April 6, 2017 - 6:00am

Is it me, or has Senate Bill 10 just entered the Twilight Zone?

Scott Reassigns All 21 of Ayala's Pending First-Degree Murder Cases

April 3, 2017 - 3:30pm
Rally for Ayala (Tallahassee), against Ayala (Orlando). Credit: News13

It doesn't look like Gov. Rick Scott is going to let Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala anywhere near a capital murder case on his watch.

Philip Levine Right There in Huma Abedin Emails; Leslie, Aramis Ayala and Me

April 1, 2017 - 2:30pm

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.

Heavy-Hitter Toby Overdorf Files for Harrell's District 83 House Seat

March 30, 2017 - 5:45pm
Toby Overdorf

Toby Overdorf, a longtime Treasure Coast resident and business owner, announced his 2018 candidacy for the District 83 Florida House seat on Thursday, same day as his first official fundraiser. 

Aramis Ayala's Hundreds-Strong Supporting Cast to Hit the Capitol

March 29, 2017 - 5:45pm

Aramis Ayala, who probably 90 percent of Florida had never heard of before March, may wind up as one of the 2017 legislative session's most prominent figures. Indirectly, anyway.

Miami Judge Tosses Philip Levine's Minimum-Wage Hike

March 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine has lost the first round of his clash with Gov. Rick Scott and his fight to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.31 per hour. Circuit Judge Peter R. Lopez issued a ruling Tuesday declaring Miami Beach's Living Wage Ordinance invalid.

Keep the High-Speed Rail Safety Bills Moving Forward

March 27, 2017 - 8:30pm

All Aboard Florida doesn't want to pay for safety, thinks it shouldn't have to. So it's fighting like a jackrabbit to get off on a technicality as the Florida High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Act reaches committees in both chambers.

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