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Voters spoke: Don’t let Florida politicians stop Amendment 4’s intent

When Amendment 4 passed with nearly 65 percent of the vote in Florida, it was a victory of people over politics. For decades, politicians...

The Florida book banners are back

Ignorance marches on in Florida, meeting with little or no resistance from your state legislature.They’re thinking of banning books again.A bill birthed in the...

The public’s right to know is threatened in the Florida Legislature

Sometimes I wonder if the Florida Legislature lives to please the National Rifle Association.One potential gift for the NRA and its gun toting supporters...
Rich Templin

Meet the “Sunrise Agenda,” a progressive path for Florida

For more than two decades, Florida’s legislative and executive branches have been run by political leadership that worships at the altar of big money campaign contributions....

Blockbuster research report shows groundwater is contaminated with toxic waste at 91 percent of...

Last week, 52 U.S. senators voted to confirm a new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Andrew Wheeler, a former lobbyist for the...

What’s the Matter With Florida?

Last month as Ron DeSantis was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Florida, Sunshine State Democrats were hanging their heads in disbelief, having...

The people you elected are not actually the key to making laws happen. Guess...

In journalism school, we got two directives to guide our reporting careers:If your mother says she loves you, check it out. Follow the...

What if U.S. Supreme Court overturns landmark Roe vs. Wade?

Let’s look ahead. What if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is gutted or overturned? My first thoughts go to my teen daughter, Caroline;...

Now in Washington, multimillionaire Rick Scott still out there hustling for more cold cash

No doubt you’ve been wondering whatever became of Rick Scott, the fellow who wrested the title of Worst Governor Ever from Sidney J. Catts...
One Year Anniversary Parkland tragedy

Drug smuggling, organized crime and now, education: A statewide grand jury is a novel...

Once upon a time a Florida governor decided to create a Statewide Grand Jury so the good guys could eliminate drug smuggling.That governor was...

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