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  • Florida: Guns, guns and more guns

    Florida: Guns, guns and more guns
    The Florida Legislature is in Session: That must mean there are lots of gun bills swirling around. It's true. Lawmakers are considering allowing college students to carry concealed weapons on campus. Florida leaders are also contemplating arming...
  • Is there any gun bill our legislators won't pass?

    ¬† There is no gun bill the Florida Legislature won’t pass. I’m serious. They are so gun crazed, ¬†anything with the word “guns” in the bill gets passed. The latest involves guns in schools. Call me crazy – many have...
  • Florida bill would too often shield police body camera footage from public, ACLU says

    Florida bill would too often shield police body camera footage from public, ACLU says
    The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of civil rights organizations are opposing a police body camera bill in the Florida Legislature, saying it too often shields the videos from public view. The groups said in a news release that they favor...
  • Florida House rejects effort to repeal nuclear power fee

    State legislators are refusing to repeal a law that lets utility companies charge for future nuclear power plants. A House panel on Monday rejected a proposal by St. Petersburg Rep. Dwight Dudley to repeal the law. Utilities normally cannot begin...
  • Alimony reform bill again stirs passions on both sides

    The Florida Legislature is considering a bill that would end permanent alimony in most future divorces, setting up formulas that would set time limits and amounts based on the length of the marriage and the income difference between the spouses....
  • A new safety net for kids with mental illness, disabilities aging out of foster care

    A new safety net for kids with mental illness, disabilities aging out of foster care
    By the time Regis Little turned 18, he had been molested twice, arrested 11 times and moved to a dozen homes and facilities within the Florida foster-care system. He was bipolar, hyperactive and aggressive — with an IQ of 65. But on that milestone...
  • Class size limits could be eased for school districts

    Class size limits could be eased for school districts
    TALLAHASSEE — Class size limits could be eased for Florida's schools under a bill now moving in the Florida Legislature. A House committee approved the measure on Thursday. A 2002 state constitutional amendment limits classes in core subjects to...
  • PB households win millions for trees destroyed in citrus canker fight

    PB households win millions for trees destroyed in citrus canker fight
    Thousands of Palm Beach County households won compensation Friday for fruit trees destroyed in the state's failed fight against the citrus canker disease, which ended nine years ago. The exact amount of the award still needs to be calculated, but...
  • Does Gov. Rick Scott's vow to fight water pollution hold water?

    Does Gov. Rick Scott's vow to fight water pollution hold water?
    The Florida Legislature would be so much better if we could get rid of the Florida House. Already blocking Medicaid expansion, which has support from business and hospital groups, the House has rushed through a bill that would undercut efforts to clean up...
  • Make Florida's budget process more transparent

    Make Florida's budget process more transparent
    First in a series of opinion pieces to commemorate Sunshine Week and the importance of Florida’s open meetings and public records laws. I’ve been thinking about Gov. Reubin Askew lately. It’s not just nostalgia for a time when...
  • Protect the abused: Close threatening loopholes: Editorial

    Protect the abused: Close threatening loopholes: Editorial
    In 1979, AT&T dialed up a successful advertising campaign powered by the slogan, "Reach Out and Touch Someone." The jingle soothed the communal despair of increasing disconnection by relaying the comforting notion that anyone separated by distance still...