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Private Property Rights Wins the Day in House Short-Term Rentals Debate

April 28, 2017 - 8:30pm

In the end, in a House of Representatives where Republicans dominate, private property rights were always going to win.

STRAIGHT, Inc. Victim: 'Where Is Our Apology?'

April 27, 2017 - 9:00am
"Kristy Fuss today" "Kristy Fuss, age 12, Christmas 1989"

In this month of legislative apology for atrocities done to child victims, there's a forgotten group of survivors out there. And they're asking, "What about us? Where is our apology?"

Florida Among 'Least Addicted' Gambling States, Report Says

April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

Maybe it's the extraordinary variety of entertainment in the Sunshine State, but a new report actually shows Florida has one of the lowest rates in the country for gambling addiction.

Where Is Cary Pigman's Disciplinary Action?

April 25, 2017 - 6:00am
Cary Pigman

In a House of Representatives that makes a priority of members behaving ethically, how is it Rep. Cary Pigman gets to come back from a DUI arrest where his dishonor and dishonesty were on full dash-cam display -- and carry on as if nothing happened?

Pat Neal: Easy to See Why He Could Be Florida's Next CFO

April 22, 2017 - 9:30pm
Pat Neal

It took me less than five minutes with Pat Neal over a cup of coffee at the Doubletree in Tallahassee to see why he and Gov. Rick Scott are such good friends.

Disgraceful Artiles Incident Wasn't Joe Negron's Finest Hour

April 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
Joe Negron and Frank Artiles

Senate President Joe Negron's immediate response after he heard about Sen. Frank Artiles' racial slur and other defamatory remarks delivered to fellow senators at the Governor's Club wasn't good enough.

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.



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