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It’s no secret to lawmakers, business owners and workers throughout the state that Florida’s workers’ compensation system is in need of reform. With the recent unnecessary rate hike in premiums … more
Lawmakers vying to make civil citations mandatory for first-time misdemeanor offenders under the age of 18, received some added support at the Florida Capitol this month. Pastors, reverends and … more
I never knew something could die twice, but two weeks ago, my childhood wrote its second obituary. Smells of popcorn, sounds of roaring crowds and images of animal acts, jugglers and clowns rolled … more
It’s a vicious circle: Poor people who can’t afford their court-related costs and penalties incur escalating costs for not paying, further indebting them to the state. “It’s a circle that … more
The Green Cove Springs City Council recently renewed the contract of City Manager Danielle Judd and awarded her a salary increase (which includes changes to pension contributions and car and phone … more
When I say Wal-Mart, what comes to mind? Groceries? Toys? Electronics? Hunting? Fishing? Automotive? Well, what if I were to say Wal-Mart and Hard Liquor? Well, that is exactly what is on the minds … more
When a family member or another loved one dies of natural causes, we understand that death is the price we pay for life. We must accept it and count on memories to console us. But how do you … more
Questioning Sen. Bradley’s Stand Your Ground bill After reading that state senators Rob Bradley and Greg Steube were sponsoring legislation to expand “Stand your Ground” defenses (Bradley) … more
It was Christmas Eve afternoon. I lost my wife almost seven years ago, and I dreaded Christmas and the holiday season. I was hoping to have won the lottery and escape somewhere and come back after … more
Life really does imitate Game of Thrones. Republicans, Democrats, Lannisters and Starks fight over White Houses and King’s Landings, but the future is trending in favor of the White Walkers and … more
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