Incoming Senate President Negron’s Gutsy Water Plan Has Merits...

Aug 28, 2016

Before the Zika virus dominated the national news about Florida, the bluish-green algae on Florida’s Suncoast did. The algae formed after massive releases of nutrient-laden water flowed into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers...

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Best and Worst of Florida Legislative Session So Far...

Feb 14, 2016

We’re halfway through Florida’s legislative session and time for a half-time recap. The top priorities of the Senate President and the House speaker—expanding opportunities for the developmentally disabled and an agriculture-friendly water policy—have made...

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Florida Legislature...

Jan 1, 2016

As 2015 comes to an end, Floridians sadly look back over a less than stellar performance by our Legislature. The regular session ended without a budget — the one and only thing that the...

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Florida This Week for May 29, 2015

May 29, 2015

“This week: The state senate offers a new plan for Medicaid expansion, but it’s met with opposition from Governor Scott. Environmentalists rev up a campaign to encourage the state to restore The Everglades. Marco...

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Out of Session’s Ashes, Comes Hope For Environment...

May 3, 2015

This has been an awful legislative session for Florida’s environment. But it wasn’t supposed to be that way. The future looked so bright just a few months ago. After years of the Legislature shortchanging...

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Why Is It So Hard To Listen To Voters?

Mar 29, 2015

We’re nearly halfway through the legislative session and the Florida House and Senate are releasing their respective budget plans. Many important budget issues are still in flux. One issue that shouldn’t still be in...

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The Case For “Yes” On Amendment One...

Oct 4, 2014

With the election about a month away, we’re all getting our fill of political ads, newspaper articles, direct mail pieces and poll results on various candidates running for office. Getting less attention, so far,...

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Florida’s Water Resources Are Looking for a Hero...

Jul 5, 2014

By PAULA DOCKERY Syndicated Columnist As Florida’s 2014 legislative session ended, the much-touted springs bill dried up as many predicted. The bipartisan bill pushed by several Senate co-sponsors couldn’t navigate through the man-made dam...

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