Living in the Past — Voter Registration from the Last Century...

Apr 19, 2015

Do politicians who talk about governing for the 21st Century mean it? Case in point: We’re living in the technology age. The millennial generation does virtually everything by iPhone, Galaxy or tablet. They video...

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A Fascinating Issue to Watch: The Immigrant Tuition Bill...

Mar 23, 2014

While a legislative issue usually falls predictably along party lines, with the Florida House considered the more conservative chamber and the Senate considered the more moderate body, the immigrant tuition bill shatters the preconceptions...

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Gov. Scott’s State of State Underwhelms Despite Low Expectations...

Mar 8, 2014

Anybody else completely underwhelmed by Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State performance? Consider this: An unpopular governor running for reelection has eight months to turn around his poll numbers. He’s sitting on a...

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So Far, Another Bad Year for the Environment...

Apr 18, 2013

It’s always been a lonely fight as a Republican in the Florida Legislature when it comes to environmental policy. Only a few Republicans see the value in preserving our natural resources and ensuring a...

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Lottery Balls and Last-Minute Deals, How The Senate Redistricts...

Mar 29, 2012

Nearly midnight on the last day of the legislative session, Florida senators were told we would begin an extraordinary session the following week for a second attempt at drawing new political districts. Earlier that...

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Avoiding Another Meltdown

Jan 4, 2012

On the last day of the 2011 legislative session, Florida senators were asked to vote on 43 conforming bills that contained 2,200 pages of changes to state law that most of us had never...

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