Scott Ignores Important Issues In State of State Address...

Mar 8, 2015

The 2015 legislative session is officially underway and the opening day was filled with the customary pomp and circumstance. Legislators’ desks were filled with flowers, dignitaries were present, prayers were offered, patriotic songs were...

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Governor’s Lack of Outrage is Outrageous...

Jul 26, 2014

Make no mistake, I am no softie on crime nor do I believe that criminals should be coddled or treated with kid gloves. Those who break our laws should be held accountable for their...

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Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Dec 3, 2013

Recently Florida announced that it would reopen some of the prisons it closed a year ago due to projections of a growing inmate population. In 2012, Gov. Rick Scott announced prison facility closures as...

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In Game of Politics: My Halftime Report

Apr 4, 2013

After 16 years in the Florida Legislature, I was looking forward to spending my first spring in as many years blissfully ignorant of the manic activity in our state’s capital. That was not to...

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Ruling Shows How Legislative Shortcut Misused...

Dec 6, 2012

For the Florida Legislature to function fairly, efficiently, and transparently, there are rules and procedures in place for lawmakers to follow when conducting the people’s business. The Legislature is expected to make policy decisions...

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