Sale of Sensitive Florida Lands Proves Harebrained...

Mar 1, 2014

Call me a cynic, but the plan to sell state-owned conservation lands in order to buy “better” conservation lands was, at best, an intellectually dishonest way to brag about funding environmental programs without actually...

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Gov. Scott: Quick to Claim Credit, Reject Responsibility...

Jan 25, 2014

During Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration, I can find areas where I agree with his actions and numerous areas where I don’t. And on some issues where he has reversed himself, I’ve had the...

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Strategic Spending and Investment Should Dominate Legislative Efforts...

Jan 18, 2014

In a typical Florida legislative session, some 2,000 bills are usually floating somewhere in the process. The 120 state House members and 40 state senators introduce a thousand or so member bills. Add to...

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One Job No One Seems to Want

Dec 17, 2013

Much has been written about Florida’s lieutenant governor. Not the person – currently there is no one in the job – but, rather, the position. There has been speculation about who would eventually fill...

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Before the Well Runs Dry

Aug 27, 2013

Water issues are back in the news. Florida elected officials are once again vowing to take action and to provide funding for water-related issues. In one instance, the state of Florida intends to sue...

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Florida Redistricting: More Transparent Than Fair...

Jan 19, 2012

On Tuesday, the Florida Senate voted 34-6 to approve redistricting maps for the state senate and U.S. Congress. Early in the debate, Sen. Don Gaetz, who chairs the reapportionment committee, said, “Vox populi, vox...

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