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  • Winter Park may put moratorium on pot centers

    Winter Park may put moratorium on pot centers
    Before Winter Park commissioners vote on whether to establish a special zone for medical marijuana treatment centers, City Attorney Usher Brown is advising them that another option is to put a moratorium on those centers. That’s true, Brown said,...
  • Wasserman Schultz isn't sure whether to add Burger King to boycott list

    Wasserman Schultz isn't sure whether to add Burger King to boycott list
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz banned Chick-fil-A from her family's diet and urged a boycott of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. But she said Monday she hasn't decided whether to stop patronizing Burger King over the Miami-based company's decision to...
  • What to do about 'sober home' next door

    South Florida cities have tried. So have state lawmakers. Unfortunately, both have come up short in trying to create needed oversight of "sober-living homes," neighborhood group homes for addicts in recovery. Federal laws that protect the disabled also...
  • PSC represents the public, but you would hardly know it

    Forty years ago, a Florida Legislature that actually cared about the public created an agency to represent consumers when utilities want more money. Two weeks ago, consumers lost that clout.    In a unanimous ruling, the Florida Supreme Court blessed the...
  • Appeals put 'Charlotte's Web' medical marijuana program on hold

    Appeals put 'Charlotte's Web' medical marijuana program on hold
    Final development of Florida's legalized non-euphoric medical marijuana program is on hold for up to 60 days because several potential growers are furious over the state's proposed rules and filed challenges. Earlier this month, the Department of Health...
  • New final exams will help evaluate teachers

    New final exams will help evaluate teachers
    Final exams will be given to Central Florida students this school year in almost every subject and in every grade, even to kids young enough to be working on sounding out words. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's...
  • Court backs PSC's right in litigation case

    Randy Schultz's Sept. 13 column, which disputes a Florida Supreme Court ruling, refused to accept that the Publis Service Commission can make a decision that the Office of Public Counsel doesn't like. OPC is designated by the Florida Legislature to...
  • Save on taxes and buy energy efficient products this weekend

    Florida's unrelenting heat is often felt in our utility bills. Fortunately, new, energy-efficient products on the market can help you reduce energy usage and save money. This year, I partnered with Sen. Anitere Flores and Rep. Mike Hill, along with other...
  • Financial literacy class in high school: Senator will push again to make it a graduation requirement

    Financial literacy class in high school: Senator will push again to make it a graduation requirement
    Senator Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, said today she will try again in the coming year to make sure Florida students don't leave high school without taking a money management class. Hukill pushed unsuccessfully this year to make a semester-long financial...
  • Blame Gov. Scott for health care woes

    In response to the Sept. 2 Viewpoint, "Health care has its own hurricane brewing": Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature refused to allow the state insurance commissioner to "negotiate lower rates with insurance companies or refuse rates that are...
  • Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape

    Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape
    The University of Central Florida — which already has a massive and growing campus in east Orange County — is moving quickly on a plan to build a $75 million satellite campus in downtown Orlando. The downtown campus would be a joint endeavor...
  • Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests

    Broward County schools could give hundreds of new tests
    Final exams will be given to Broward County students this school year in most every subject and in every grade -- even kindergarten. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's controversial 2011 teacher merit pay law,...