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  • Water district balks at Everglades land deal

    Water district balks at Everglades land deal
    Buying more Big Sugar land for Everglades restoration could cost taxpayers up to $700 million and slow other efforts to save Florida's River of Grass, South Florida water managers warned Thursday. Environmental groups for months have been calling for...
  • Legislature OKs scaling back of school testing

    Legislature OKs scaling back of school testing
    The Florida House today passed a bill that aims to curtail testing in public schools, adopting the Senate's version and immediately sending it to Gov. Rick Scott for approval. The sweeping bill eliminates some exams, cuts how much test score data counts...
  • Florida governor pursues California firms despite few interstate moves

    Florida governor pursues California firms despite few interstate moves
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest out-of-state politician on a job-stealing tour of California, bashing the state's taxes and business regulation. Scott breezed into Los Angeles on Monday preaching the old-time gospel of hands-off government. He...
  • Skipping election is going to leave a mark

    Skipping election is going to leave a mark
    Last November, the three most populous Democratic counties in Florida — Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach — each turned out less than 50 percent of its voters. As a result, we are forced to endure four more years of Rick Scott and a veto-...
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott visits California to lure away businesses

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott visits California to lure away businesses
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott swung through Los Angeles on Monday as part of a mission to lure California businesses across the country to the Sunshine State. Scott arrived Sunday and has been traveling throughout Southern California, touting Florida’...
  • Florida Gov. Scott visits California on jobs-seeking trip

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott was looking for jobs in Los Angeles on Monday. Not for himself, but for his state. The two-term Republican is the latest in a string of out-of-state governors to try to raid businesses from California, home to nearly 40 million...
  • State's top medical official should speak up on health insurance

    State's top medical official should speak up on health insurance
    Florida's Senate Health Policy Committee was right to postpone confirmation last week of Department of Health Secretary John Armstrong, who refused to opine on a Senate bill that would provide health coverage to more than 800,000 uninsured residents....
  • Immigration reform, liberals and religion: Letters

    Immigration reform, liberals and religion: Letters
    Back immigration reform Our family was affluent, middle class — Dad, an engineer; Mom, a homemaker; children, enrolled in private school. We had the luxuries of a typical middle-class family in a westernized world. There was no need to leave...
  • Scott should support online voter registration

    Scott should support online voter registration
    The proposal is sensible, inclusive and has rare — and refreshing — bipartisan support in the Florida Legislature. Add it up, and it should be a no-brainer. If only things were that simple in Florida government. The proposal, sponsored...
  • Hello, Ruby Tuesday: Restaurant chain opening regional office

    Hello, Ruby Tuesday: Restaurant chain opening regional office
    Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday is opening a regional administrative office in Orlando, Gov. Rick Scott's office said Monday. The Maryville, Tenn.-based chain plans to employee about 45 people and spend $250,000 on the new space. The new office, which...
  • Intolerance, Jesus and Gov. Scott: Letters

    Intolerance, Jesus and Gov. Scott: Letters
    Faith or intolerance? Some faith-based adoption agencies in Florida argue their efforts to deny adoption rights to gay or lesbian couples is "all about the children," when it's clearly about intolerance. The last thing our obstructionist Florida House...