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Bondi in New York; Jason Gonzalez 'The Guru'; and a Dubious Obama Legacy

December 3, 2016 - 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.

Judge Karen Gievers and Florida's Broken Workers' Comp System

December 2, 2016 - 7:45am
Judge Karen Gievers

For the last five days I've been asking myself the same question, and I can't stand it anymore. It's time I asked it out loud. Why didn't Judge Karen Gievers of Florida's 2nd Judicial Circuit recuse herself? 

St. Pete 'First in Florida' Claim for All-Renewable-Energy a Little Over the Top

December 1, 2016 - 8:30am
Rick Kriseman, right, with Charlie Crist before the general election

Give  it up for St. Petersburg. In case you haven't heard, the Sunshine City is going to be the first in Florida to use 100 percent renewable energy.

Office of Insurance Regulation to Florida Workers: Sorry, No Break for You

November 29, 2016 - 6:30pm
Bill Herrle and Mark Touby

To virtually no one's surprise, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation vowed Tuesday to appeal a circuit judge's ruling that would block a 14.5 percent increase in workers' compensation insurance rates. 

The office filed a notice of appeal. That will allow the rate increase to start taking effect Thursday as originally planned. 

Fidel Castro Is Dead, Miami Erupts in Celebration

November 26, 2016 - 2:15am
Fidel Castro

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who seized power in 1959, took over U.S. property on the island, embraced the Soviet Union and forced thousands of Cubans into exile, has died at the age of 90.

Supreme Court JNC's Shameful Shenanigans; So Recount, Already

November 26, 2016 - 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.

Cost of Protecting the Trump Clan? Who Cares? We Do It

November 25, 2016 - 6:00am
Donald Trump in Florida

The cost of protecting a president has always been prohibitive. It's only the election of Donald J. Trump that called attention to it.

Joe Negron and Richard Corcoran, the Odd Couple

November 23, 2016 - 9:30am
Joe Negron and Richard Corcoran

House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron are both attorneys, both conservatives, both former appropriations chairs -- but if you're looking for clues to leadership style, any other similarities are a lot harder to find. 

Trump Family Friend: No Melania or Barron Means a Tough Few Months for Donald

November 22, 2016 - 6:00am
Melania Trump

Melania Trump's decision to wait to live in the White House until June, when 10-year-old Barron finishes the school year in New York, is unprecedented for a first lady. But it could be more than that, according to a family friend: Her absence could indirectly affect new President Donald Trump's governance. At least over the short haul. 

Marijuana Could Get Tricky for John Morgan

November 21, 2016 - 9:00am
John Morgan

John Morgan is one of the smartest businessmen in America, not just in Florida. I said it in 2014, it's just as true now: Underestimate him at your peril.

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