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  • Stephen Goldstein: Republicans, Scott treat Florida like another acquisition

    The governor's real agenda, state legislators' back-room deals, who really benefits from laws and public policies — the machinations in Tallahassee bewilder and disillusion average Floridians. Instinctively, they know things are out-of-whack: They...
  • Is Florida in good economic shape?

    Here are a few numbers to keep in mind as Florida moves toward the November elections: 10 and 6.7, 11.3 and 6.2. During the great recession, the national unemployment rate peaked at 10 percent. Today, it's at 6.7 percent. In Florida, one of the states...
  • Orange school district named finalist for prestigious prize, could win $750,000

    Orange school district named finalist for prestigious prize, could win $750,000
    For the first time, Orange County Public Schools has been named a finalist for a prestigious national prize — an honor that could mean up to $750,000 for student college scholarships. "We're doing cartwheels! This is a major achievement for...
  • Gun bills show skewed priorities in Tally: Editorial

    Gun bills show skewed priorities in Tally: Editorial
    There's a good reason why Florida's nicknames include "The Gunshine State." Year after year, the Legislature fires out misguided measures to make guns ever-more plentiful and easier to access. The latest proposal from lawmakers would allow people to...
  • Gardiner's Coast to Coast bike trail becomes trade bait

    Gardiner's Coast to Coast bike trail becomes trade bait
    TALLAHASSEE – Future Senate President Andy Gardiner’s push to get a $50 million bike trail connecting Florida’s coasts has gotten hung up in the Legislature’s budget negotiations. The Senate’s $75 billion 2014-15 budget...
  • The Sun Sentinel's Take: 'De-coupling' bill needed to help greyhounds

    It was an admitted heavy lift. Fix Florida's outdated gambling regulations, open the door for new mega-casinos in South Florida, and possibly give existing pari-mutuels a bigger tax break and more games so they can better compete with the Seminole Tribe...
  • Governor Scott: Clean up your expressway mess

    Governor Scott: Clean up your expressway mess
    If Orlando's toll-road bosses were doing their jobs, they'd be focused on just two things: 1. Making driving easy. 2. Keeping tolls low. After all, these guys collect more than $275 million in tolls every year from hardworking Central Floridians....
  • In the Florida Legislature, it's a lot easier to pass a new tax break than to get rid of an old one

    In the Florida Legislature, it's a lot easier to pass a new tax break than to get rid of an old one
    The Florida Legislature is proving this spring that it's a lot easier to pass a new tax break than it is to get rid of an old one. Take the high-profile bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed last week to reduce fees for registering cars in Florida...
  • Gov. Rick Scott talks about college costs with students, parents

    Gov. Rick Scott talks about college costs with students, parents
    Gov. Rick Scott visited Colonial High School on Tuesday to talk to families about their struggle to afford college. The governor reiterated that he supports reducing college costs, including lowering tuition for undocumented students who grew up in...
  • PPP Poll for Medicaid expansion advocates: issue could sway voters

    PPP Poll for Medicaid expansion advocates: issue could sway voters
    Last year Republican Gov. Rick Scott said he had a change of heart and would support expanding Medicaid to cover Floridians "in the gap" -- those making too much money for Medicaid but not enough to qualify for Obamacare subsidies. But with no arm-...
  • DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May

    DOE reminds Orange clock is ticking on teacher raises, requests plan be finalized by end of May
    Gov. Rick Scott last year used a visit to an Orange County school to announce plans to give Florida teachers raises. He returned to to the same campus on "victory tour" a few months later, touting the money the Florida Legislature had earmarked...
  • En Apopka eligen alcalde, en Orlando y Longwood a concejales

    En Apopka eligen alcalde, en Orlando y Longwood a concejales
    Electores en tres ciudades de la Florida Central irán hoy martes a las urnas para escoger quién será el alcalde de Apopka, quién sucederá a Daisy Lynum en el concejo municipal de Orlando y quién ocupará el puesto en la comisión de Longwood reemplazando...