Legislature Needs To Stop Stonewalling Citizen Initiatives...

Feb 15, 2015

Does the Florida Legislature stonewall all constitutional amendments that pass or just the ones started by citizens’ initiatives? We have numerous ways for our state Constitution to be amended. Of course, the Legislature can...

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Respect Voters’ Wishes on Amendment One...

Nov 15, 2014

The biggest winner of the Nov. 4 election was Amendment 1. Not only was it the only one of three amendments on the ballot to pass, but it also passed with an incredible 75...

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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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The Commotion Over Common Core

Sep 27, 2014

Common Core politics indeed makes strange bedfellows. Some of the most conservative Tea Party members are on the same side of the issue as some of the most liberal voters, although not really for...

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Not Always On The Same Page As Charlie

Sep 6, 2014

By PAULA DOCKERY Syndicated Columnist It’s official. This year’s gubernatorial matchup is between current Gov. Rick Scott, who wants to keep the office, and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who wants to reoccupy it. There...

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Please Change Your Strategy FL GOP

Aug 23, 2014

As a lifelong Republican and a legislator for many years, I have seen a disturbing change in the Republican Party of Florida, its policies and its tone. I’m particularly troubled by the willingness, if...

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Scott Is No Teddy Roosevelt

Aug 9, 2014

On the campaign trail, Gov. Rick Scott launched his latest themed tour. This one is pleasantly named “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful.” What a lovely thought! His initiative includes:  $50 million a year for...

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Legislature Should Abandon Court-Packing Amendment...

Mar 29, 2014

There are two constitutional amendments that have made their way to the November ballot. Both were proposed by citizen initiative and both enjoy widespread voter popularity. So far, no legislative-proposed constitutional amendments are set...

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