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Artiles to Apologize before the Senate for Racial Slur, Defamatory Remarks

April 19, 2017 - 9:30am

Some lawmakers are calling for Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, to resign after he launched into an alcohol-fueled tirade Monday night in the bar of the members-only Governor's Club, where he made derogatory remarks about a fellow senator, including a racial slur.

Pragmatic Gov. Rick Scott Weighs in on SB 10 -- with Welcome Common Sense

April 18, 2017 - 6:00am

Let's be honest. Rick Scott does hold the cards. He really is the man with "a partner in the White House." 

AAF/FDFC Bonding Trickery; Oh, Dear! Down to 29 Voting Days

April 16, 2017 - 6:15pm

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.

SFWMD Board Gives 'Complete Package' Northern Water Storage an Admiring Look

April 14, 2017 - 8:00am
Lake Okeechobee

What makes storing water north of Lake Okeechobee so important -- the reason it's so favored over southern storage by South Florida Water Management District engineers -- is its complete flexibility.

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.

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