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Immigrants are the backbone of this country. This includes the unwilling immigrants once known as “slaves.” Anyone not Native American is an immigrant. Whether documented or undocumented, the … more
As an avid recreational boat owner and sixth-generation Floridian, I know there’s no better way to enjoy our state’s spectacular waters than taking your boat out. And I’m certainly not alone … more
I woke up this morning, thinking: “Bread and Circuses.”In the waning days of the Roman Empire, Emperor Augustus used the State to bribe the poor so they would not riot.The stock market … more
Arming teachers is a hot topic of debate. Federal law prohibits guns on school campuses, but it doesn’t always apply to citizens with concealed carry permits. As a result of this loophole, 18 … more
There is no way to painlessly face death. Better yet, there is no painless way to learn about the death of a dear friend. Last Saturday, around 1 a.m., was that kind of night except this time, … more
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have a chance to right a wrong of their own making. They can – and should – comply with a court order to create a reasonable process to restore voting … more
When my sister entered my parents’ house that Sunday afternoon, I knew something was different. Her walk was slowed, she had her hair covered in a scarf and kept her sunglasses on when she sat … more
Kathy Castor was part of a six-member group of Democratic members of Congress visiting Cuba over the past few days, but the delegation shrank to five this week when meeting with Cuban President Raul … more
More than 1,100 children were prosecuted as adults in Florida last year – taken from their homes, removed from their schools, and locked up in adult jails. Although children’s brains are still … more
Texting bill moves to House floor, stalls in Senate TALLAHASSEE – In response to House Bill 33 being stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee, bill co-sponsor Rep. Emily … more
Florida voters will be asked in November to decide the fate of the work product of the third Constitutional Revision Commission since the 1968 Constitution that created the CRC process. Currently, … more
Recently, we have seen the significant impact of the opioid epidemic all over the United States. In Florida, Gov. Rick Scott issued a statewide public health emergency last year. This crisis is … more
Adam Putnam may well be Florida’s next Governor, that is unless voters decide his latest idea is straight out of looneyville and start asking serious questions about who he really is. The latest … more
Like the United States Constitution, the Florida Constitution is a fundamental document that should stand the test of time. In Florida, the Constitution Revision Commission convenes every 20 years, … more
In 2015, the Rick Scott administration removed 13,000 children from the Children’s Medical Services program. CMS is a collection of programs that serve children with special health care … more
The Trump Administration unveiled an agenda for “energy dominance” shortly after taking office, promising to curb the global influence of countries like Russia and China with American energy … more
Being able to have a casual conversation with the cashier at Walmart may not sound like something to aspire to, but for our neighbors who have yet to master the English language, speaking to the … more
Last year, the superstore of all things toys filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Now, I won’t pretend to know what that actually means but I know bankruptcy is not a good word in almost any capacity. … more
As a member of Florida’s legal community, I take very seriously any proposed changes to our state’s constitution. In my role as a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, I will … more
As residents of an area in the state continually threatened by mining and other industrial polluters, we commend Senator Rob Bradley for leading the fight to protect our springs and natural resources … more
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