| Dec 2, 2013
Florida is a state where the open road beckons motorists to put the pedal to metal. Yet, our speed limits were set during a bygone era. The state hasn't reviewed them since 1996. It's time to raise outdated speed limits on highways that can safely...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Even as public faith in government — especially in Congress and liberal social policy — has largely vanished, Ted Deutch isn't wavering. He wants to increase food stamp aid and raise taxes to shore up Social Security.
He's a staunch champion...
| Nov 30, 2013
Florida taxpayers spend more than $2 billion a year on information technology, and according to a 2007 Florida Senate study, a good chunk is wasted. That's a powerful argument for a proposal in Tallahassee to create a new state agency that would...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:13 PM
The largest opponents of President Obama's signature health-program have no idea what they are objecting to. Why would the vast majority of Americans have any real insight about health insurance anyway? Most of us have always had the peace of mind...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Florida spends more than $2 billion a year on information technology, and according to a 2007 Florida Senate study, a good chunk is wasted.
So an idea is floating around Tallahassee to create a new state agency that would consolidate the acquisition and...
| Nov 27, 2013
Rep. Irv Slosberg lists walking Soldier in the dog park as a recreational activity on his member page for the Florida House of Representatives.
He's been taking his schnauzer to the city's dog park for five years, he told commissioners at the Greater...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
I used to have a lot more respect for Marco Rubio. I viewed him as an example of a skillful young pol who, through adept political maneuvering, was heading straight for the top.
Lately, young Marco has shown himself to be the Incredible Shrinking...
| Nov 19, 2013
Florida may be known as a big-league state when it comes to talking about sports teams with their multimillion-dollar stars. But for nearly one million working and low-income families about to be deprived of a chance to get Medicaid benefits, the Sunshine...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:25 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The year-long fight over imposing earned-sick leave requirements on businesses in Orange County is cranking back up.
The Florida Legislature passed a sick-leave bill last spring which blocks local governments from enacting sick-leave...
| Nov 17, 2013
Floridians deserve to know the truth about a proposal to legalize medical marijuana. Here it is: Some people want voters to decide whether pot should be allowed for medical purposes, as prescribed by a doctor. Some don't.
Some of the state's most...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Daryl T. Logullo, a bereaved father who persuaded the Florida Legislature to pass a law requiring birth certificates for stillborn children, died Nov. 18 after suffering a massive heart attack. The Casselberry resident was 47.
Logullo's wife, Beth,...