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Florida Legislature

It is encouraging to see the budgets of the state House and Senate include funding for Florida Forever, the state land-acquisition program.
Tampa Tribune
he Florida Legislature, after five years of missed opportunities, is finally on the verge of banning texting while driving.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Under the Senate bill, texting while driving will be a secondary violation, which means a motorist would have to be stopped for some other offense.
Tampa Bay Times
A bill would require the state to establish a single online database about students, teachers, schools and districts.
Bradenton Herald

Environment

It is encouraging to see the budgets of the state House and Senate include funding for Florida Forever, the state land-acquisition program.
Tampa Tribune

Public Safety

he Florida Legislature, after five years of missed opportunities, is finally on the verge of banning texting while driving.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Under the Senate bill, texting while driving will be a secondary violation, which means a motorist would have to be stopped for some other offense.
Tampa Bay Times

War/Veterans

Congress and the White House should extend the Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act to all Marines.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Tourism

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium recently announced plans for a new $160 million fish tank for downtown Clearwater.
Tampa Bay Times

Local Government

Pasco commissioners took an important initial step this week toward a far-reaching redevelopment of the county's west side.
Tampa Bay Times
Like it or not, efforts to disrupt St. Petersburg’s plans to replace the aging Pier appear to have succeeded.
Tampa Tribune

Immigration

The immigration bill put forward in the Senate is a solid start toward creating an eventual path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants
Tampa Bay Times

Congress

The immigration bill put forward in the Senate is a solid start toward creating an eventual path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants
Tampa Bay Times

K-12 Education

A bill would require the state to establish a single online database about students, teachers, schools and districts.
Bradenton Herald

Nation

The explosions at the Boston Marathon looks to have been planned and executed with calculated cruelty.
Tampa Tribune
A legendary race best known for its intense physical challenges is now also remembered for its selfless humanity in the face of evil.
Tampa Bay Times

Health Care

Joe Negron is proposing a reasonable alternative to Medicaid expansion that would use the federal funding to pay for private insurance for the poor.
Tampa Bay Times

Op Ed

 

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Tampa Tribune

 

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Sarasota Herald-Tribune

No, our obligation to our fellow man is not collective; it is personal.

Tampa Tribune

Letter To The Editor

 

The "giant canopy," where it is said everything from a beer garden to...

Tampa Bay Times

How about, instead of all the nonsensical attack ads that we see all over the media, the presidential candidates actually address the issues that...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

 

Although a low-wage job might enable some people to get off food...

Tampa Bay Times