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  • Lake State Sen. Alan Hays led bait-and-switch on Amendment 1

    The biggest scam on voters since the Florida Lottery was approved by the Legislature last month, and the author of much of it was none other than state Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla. Folks who aren't new to the state remember that the lottery was...
  • Jacobs' focus on the future is welcome: Editorial

    Jacobs' focus on the future is welcome: Editorial
    Two very different visions of leadership were on display in Tallahassee and Orange County this past month. It boils down to the difference between focusing on the next election and the next generation. A special session of the Florida Legislature...
  • Stung by challenges, Florida's bee population rebounds

    Stung by challenges, Florida's bee population rebounds
    Jason Deeringer, wearing a white protective jacket, hood and veil, paid no mind to the bees that buzzed around him as he inspected their hive. Deeringer, 27, is one of more than 3,800 registered Florida beekeepers — a number that grows by about...
  • Hypocrisy on display

    Hypocrisy on display
    The shameless hypocrisy of Florida Republicans is on full display as they defend their decision to defy the will of voters in implementing Amendment 1. State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, would have us believe that the 75 percent of voters who supported...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: June 16 Miami Herald on state political endeavors: In March, Gov. Rick Scott admitted he could have handled "better" his needlessly duplicitous firing of FDLE chief Gerald Bailey. Indeed, if he had, neither he...
  • Scott signs bills OK'ing new military specialty tags

    Members of the Legislature who represent Lake County voted in favor of a rash of new specialty license plates honoring military veterans. The bill was signed into law earlier this month by Gov. Rick Scott. The measure authorizes the state Department...
  • Lawmakers, remember your oath

    Lawmakers, remember your oath
    A majority of Florida lawmakers bill themselves as fiscally conservative and strict followers of the Constitution, but the ongoing standoff over the purchase of new public lands paints a far different picture. With the economy rebounding and the state...
  • Lawmakers continue to resist Florida land-buying mandate

    Lawmakers continue to resist Florida land-buying mandate
    The Florida Legislature continues to give a chilly reception to a voter-approved initiative to buy and protect remnants of Florida's landscape. Only a fraction of the funds from Amendment 1, a land-buying initiative approved in November, would go toward...
  • Florida legislators still divided over key spending items

    With time running out, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature enters the second week of its special session divided over key spending items dealing with everything from schools to land conservation. Lawmakers were meeting again Sunday as they race...
  • Senate passes health plan as issue comes to a head

    Senate passes health plan as issue comes to a head
    TALLAHASSEE – Senators issued a series of dire warnings in fervent speeches Wednesday before amending and passing a bill offering health insurance to up to 800,000 Floridians, all with the aim of getting House support. But so far, House leaders...
  • Legislators should ignore State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, and fund Florida Forever

    Legislators should ignore State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, and fund Florida Forever
    A special session of the Legislature is going on in Tallahassee because state representatives walked out like petulant children on April 28 instead of staying to hammer out a budget. It is the first time in 23 years the Legislature adjourned without...