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  • Everglades advocates say another sugar land deal would help Lake O

    Everglades advocates say another sugar land deal would help Lake O
    As damaging Lake Okeechobee water discharges to the coast increase this week, a chance to reroute more lake water south to help the Everglades could be slipping away, according to environmental advocates. Fishermen, business owners and others Thursday...
  • Mayo: Bathroom tax relief no easy feat

    Mayo: Bathroom tax relief no easy feat
    Quick, somebody get a plunger. My renewed campaign to wipe out sales tax on toilet paper seems a bit stopped up. It's on a roll with readers, as more than 200 of you emailed and called in support. As Joan Garrett of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea put it, "I...
  • Memo to Cabinet: Open government is law in Fla.: Editorial

    Memo to Cabinet: Open government is law in Fla.: Editorial
    In Florida, open government isn't just an admirable or aspirational principle for public officials. It's a legal requirement for them, and a constitutional guarantee for their constituents. So if Gov. Rick Scott and other Cabinet members have...
  • Florida governor says Nationals, Astros to keep spring training home in Grapefruit League

    Gov. Rick Scott says the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros will keep their spring training homes in Florida. Scott says in a statement issued Wednesday that those two major league clubs "have chosen to stay in Florida for the next 30 years." The...
  • Lawsuit can keep Florida the Sunshine state of government

    Lawsuit can keep Florida the Sunshine state of government
    For now, the closest thing to an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott's attempted purge of state agency leaders is a lawsuit. Floridians should be grateful for the litigation. Scott began by forcing out the director of the Florida Department of Law...
  • Who's fringe now? Moms' testing position now mainstream

    Who's fringe now? Moms' testing position now mainstream
    It's easy to take a cynic's view of the way Tallahassee treats public education. It's much, much harder to wake up at 4 a.m., drive 250 miles north to demand change, get the door slammed in your face and then keep at it until you get results. Ask...
  • Former Lake civic leader convicted of DUI manslaughter seeks governor's clemency

    Former Lake civic leader convicted of DUI manslaughter seeks governor's clemency
    Bruce Duncan made a name for himself in Lake County as a well-connected lawyer immersed in good deeds, such as coaching and umpiring youth baseball games and serving as master of ceremonies for the Teacher of the Year banquet. His powerful colleagues...
  • First Amendment Foundation seeks special prosecutor in FDLE case

    First Amendment Foundation seeks special prosecutor in FDLE case
    TALLAHASSEE  -- An open-government advocacy group has requested that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ouster of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey. Barbara Petersen,...
  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola

    Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola
    PENSACOLA — A small, Alabama-based Indian tribe that wants to expand its casinos into the Sunshine State might adopt a hardball negotiating stance: Let us offer gambling in a few Florida locations, or we could consider growing and selling...
  • Florida might have to choose between casino and marijuana

    At a rural crossroads in northwest Florida, the state may encounter a tough choice in its ongoing debate over the future of gambling. It's here — amid mobile homes, cow pastures and cotton fields near the Alabama-Florida line — that a small,...
  • Should we not allow any more charter schools?

    Should we not allow any more charter schools?
          Every week we see it. Or so it seems. Another charter school in south Florida closes. Then another. Then another can’t make the grade. And yet they keep opening. And Gov. Rick Scott wants to put another $100 million toward...