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  • Should guns be allowed on Florida campuses?

    Should guns be allowed on Florida campuses?
      The Florida Legislature doesn’t do anything quickly, except when it involves guns. Then, they jump into action. Another gun bill to make the gun lovers and the NRA happy? Sure, why not. Thus, we have the fast track bill to allow...
  • Weighing in at 740 pounds, biggest ever Florida black bear killed

    Weighing in at 740 pounds, biggest ever Florida black bear killed
    Wildlife officers trapped and killed the biggest Florida black bear on record Sunday in a Longwood neighborhood. The mammoth animal, which had been roaming Seminole County neighborhoods for more than a month, weighed 740 pounds, according to the...
  • Senate committee OKs greyhound injury reports bill

    Senate committee OKs greyhound injury reports bill
    A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that would require reports to be filed with the state about injuries to racing greyhounds. The bill (SB 2), sponsored by Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, is expected to be one of the first measures passed...
  • Bill would allow concealed weapons on college campuses

    Bill would allow concealed weapons on college campuses
    A bill allowing concealed weapons on college campuses in Florida may have a shot at becoming law. House Bill 4005, sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, received support Tuesday from the House of Representatives' Criminal Justice Subcommittee....
  • Give some traditional schools charter-school freedom, lawmaker says

    Give some traditional schools charter-school freedom, lawmaker says
    Eighteen traditional middle and high schools -- three in each of six Florida school districts -- would get "fiscal and administrative autonomy" similar to that granted charter schools under a bill filed today in the Florida House. The bill (HB 357)...
  • Florida's working poor are facing a terminal diagnosis

    Florida's working poor are facing a terminal diagnosis
    Our state's patients are at risk as Florida's safety-net hospitals and other health care providers face a "perfect storm" of state and federal cuts. A loss of $2 billion per year is predicted to Florida's health care providers for the poor. Unless the...
  • Scott calls for consumer-tax cut for phones, TV service

    Scott calls for consumer-tax cut for phones, TV service
    Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday proposed a $470 million cut to a state tax that consumers pay on cellphones, land lines and TV services. The Governor's Office said a family spending $100 a month on cellphones and cable or satellite TV would save about $43...
  • City Council joins puppy mill push

    City Council weighed in on a campaign by the Humane Society of the United States to further regulate puppy mills by unanimously passing a resolution backing federal and state efforts. The resolution was proposed by Deputy Mayor Constance Scott. Two...
  • Agriculture in Florida grows jobs: Front & Center

    For all the growth of tourism in Florida, and all the efforts by policy makers to expand higher-paying industries such as medical research and computer simulation, agriculture remains a large and vital part of the state's economy. The University of...
  • Lead, or get pushed aside, on medical marijuana

    Lead, or get pushed aside, on medical marijuana
    Those who opposed last year's push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida raised several concerns. They feared it would allow children to get medical pot from their doctor. They feared it would be prescribed for just about anything, including a...
  • Don't let prejudice determine public policy

    With the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday coming Monday as the movie "Selma" plays in theaters, we can expect the annual debate about whether America is closer to being a colorblind society. We aren't, because it never will happen. We will never be...