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  • Scott proposes $5 billion for Glades restoration

    Gov. Rick Scott announced a landmark commitment to the Everglades Tuesday, saying he would commit the state to paying $5 billion over the next 20 years to heal South Florida's ailing wilderness. The governor proposed an initial $150 million for the...
  • Firing looks like a steppingstone to higher office

    Firing looks like a steppingstone to higher office
    As an Alaskan wintering in Florida, I read with interest the story regarding Gov. Rick Scott's forced resignation of Gerald Bailey, the former head of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Apparently Bailey didn't agree with Scott's political...
  • When it comes to benefits, insurers are getting theirs

    When it comes to benefits, insurers are getting theirs
    My car insurance premium nearly quadrupled several months ago. A customer service representative said one of the reasons was GEICO had been underestimating the risk in Florida, and insurers across the state were raising rates for the same reason....
  • Cuba, tax break and animal rights: Letters

    Cuba, tax break and animal rights: Letters
    Cuba policy a betrayal Any visitor to Cuba, by spending money there, is aiding and abetting the Cuban government to continue its hold on power. Yes, you can get a cheap vacation, but you would be benefiting from the misery of those who have endured more...
  • Doctors, voting power and bears: Letters

    Doctors, voting power and bears: Letters
    Doctors leaving practice In response to Ingrid Bryant's letter to the editor on Thursday about her doctor giving up her practice: This is a problem the majority of patients with a great professional and personal relationship with their doctors will...
  • Mayo: Gov. Scott stumbles again

    Mayo: Gov. Scott stumbles again
    When the history of 21st century Florida is written, one of the great mysteries will be Gov. Rick Scott. As in: How did this guy get elected twice? I suppose detractors often ask the same thing about our last two presidents, Barack Obama and George W....
  • Before firing another person, explain why

    It's understandable that a new chief executive would want to surround himself with people who are committed, loyal and a good fit. It's also understandable that at the start of a second term, a re-elected governor might want to make changes in his team....
  • Expressway authority chairman aims to win public trust

    Welton Cadwell is well aware of the bleak history of metro Orlando's road-building agency: the grand jury investigations, the forced resignations and, most of all, the almost obligatory pledge to do better. Cadwell, a Lake County commissioner who...
  • Immigration debate really about low wages, cheap products

    Immigration debate really about low wages, cheap products
    Last week, America's never-ending talk about immigration droned on. President Barack Obama talked about the need for reform. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio did the same. House Republicans claimed they'd soon have "the toughest border security bill ever." Blah,...
  • Scott says he would cooperate with any FDLE probe

    Scott says he would cooperate with any FDLE probe
    Gov. Rick Scott said Friday he would cooperate with any investigation that might be launched into allegations that he and his office made politically motivated requests to the state's former top law-enforcement official. Scott has denied any wrongdoing...
  • The year is very young, but already a tough start

    The year is very young,  but already a tough start
    Like the rest of the world, especially those of us who make our living in media, the unsettling events in Paris last week have left us stunned. Free speech, no matter how distasteful, is the mark of a civilized society and should be protected under any...