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  • Sugar industry accused of dodging Everglades clean-up costs

    Sugar industry accused of dodging Everglades clean-up costs
    Florida taxpayers have been left shouldering most of the $2 billion Everglades water pollution cleanup cost, despite a constitutional amendment passed by nearly 70 percent of voters that calls for the sugar industry to pick up its share of the tab....
  • Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto

    Voucher bill sent to Gov. Scott, as opponents continue to push for veto
    The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state's largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy groups, including the Florida...
  • Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race

    Climate change emerges in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – Climate change is not a new issue in Florida policymaking circles, but it's making an inconvenient intrusion into Florida's gubernatorial contest. Gov. Rick Scott has been taking heat over the past two weeks because he's repeatedly...
  • Bogdanoff set for state Senate rematch vs. Sachs

    Bogdanoff set for state Senate rematch vs. Sachs
    Florida's closest, nastiest, most expensive state Senate fight in 2012 is headed for a rematch. Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff announced in an email to supporters Wednesday that she is running against state Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, in...
  • Our obsession with guns is killing us

    Our obsession with guns is killing us
    This country's obsession with guns will one day go down as a national disgrace. It's been 18 months since the coldblooded murders of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. But our obsession prevented us from doing...
  • Broken promises on redistricting: Editorial

    We wanted to believe that leaders of the Florida Legislature would respect the will of state voters after they passed the Fair Districts amendments to the state constitution in 2010. Now, we have serious doubts. Voters approved the two amendments to put...
  • Martin Dyckman: Fair Districts have a history of yielding to power politics

    Nothing shows the difference between theory and practice as the notion that Americans choose their elected representatives. It's more often the politicians who do the choosing. The congressional gerrymandering — excuse me — redistricting...
  • Orange, Lake, Volusia to get extra money because teacher raises based on performance

    Orange, Lake, Volusia to get extra money because teacher raises based on performance
    The state budget Gov. Rick Scott signed last week rewards school districts that didn't give out across-the-board teacher raises. The 21 school districts -- including Lake, Orange and Volusia -- get a share of $2.5 million because they divvied up their...
  • Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap

    Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap
    Former Congressman Allen West wants his former colleagues in the U.S. House to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama. Citing the swap of five Taliban prisoners of war held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe...
  • Nan Rich endorsed by women's political caucus

    Nan Rich endorsed by women's political caucus
    The National Women’s Political Caucus said Wednesday is it endorsing Nan Rich’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor. “Nan Rich knows Florida and has been a tireless advocate for its women. We are proud to endorse her...
  • Florida bill granting in-state tuition to immigrants clears hurdle

    The Florida Senate passed legislation Thursday that would allow the children of immigrants in the country illegally to pay in-state tuition rates to state colleges, clearing an election year hurdle for Gov. Rick Scott as he makes an aggressive pitch for...