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Women with low incomes suffer with no abortion coverage

Over the past several months, we’ve witnessed anti-abortion politicians in states surrounding Florida and across the country enact a slew of anti-abortion laws aimed...

Some news at the Florida Phoenix

In today’s shaky media business climate, it’s a small miracle to get the chance to create a nonprofit news bureau in the nation’s third-largest...

Let me introduce you to a very good lobbyist

Usually when you hear about lobbyists, it’s about how they provide prodigious quantities of campaign cash.Or because they’ve slipped “a little noticed provision into...

The pistol strokers of the Gunshine State

Marion Hammer, gun lobbyist, worries about the children. What will happen if the voters of Florida pass a proposed constitutional amendment to ban assault...

Lawyer up, animals!

Remember back when some Americans thought Barack Obama was the antichrist, hell-bent on wrecking everything from the oil industry to Christmas?Good times!Compared to Trump,...

Florida’s teacher shortage can be remedied by better pay

Back to school is my absolute favorite time of year. I spent a decade as a high school music teacher and band director, and...
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Threats to our voting rights come from outside and within Florida

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, our state faces numerous challenges to a free and fair voting process. Some challenges may come from outside...

Your Florida news landscape might be about to change – a lot

UPDATE: GateHouse purchased Gannett on Monday, shortly after this column was published.Florida’s journalism picture may be about to change dramatically.A merger between America’s two...

A birthday wish for Medicaid

Today, July 30, is Medicaid’s 54th birthday and that should be a cause for celebration for all Americans. In Florida alone, Medicaid now provides...

Four awful new state laws that punish citizens

It’s never been more perilous for a Florida citizen or a local government to stand up for what they believe than it is right...

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