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Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Editorial: House can act responsibly and end health care impasse

Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner’s retooled plan to insure 800,000 of the state’s low-income residents has addressed the practical objections House leaders had to the Senate’s previous plan.
Published: 05/27/15
Editorial: A conservative plan to help the uninsured

Editorial: A conservative plan to help the uninsured

Here is what you usually read about the Florida Legislature’s dispute over Medicaid:
Published: 05/24/15

Editorial: A few precautions can avoid waterway tragedies

With roughly 1,800 miles of coastline and nearly year-round warm weather, Florida is a boater’s paradise and the reason it has more registered vessels than any other state, about 900,000.
Published: 05/23/15

Editorial: Ashely Furniture’s plans a huge boost for Ybor

Ashley Furniture’s announcement Thursday that it will move some of its corporate offices into the Centro Ybor complex is another big shot in the arm for Tampa.
Published: 05/23/15

Editorial: Benefits of wage theft law outweigh concerns

The five Hillsborough County commissioners who balked Wednesday at moving forward with a reasonable ordinance to protect low-paid workers from wage theft all cited concerns about growing the government.
Published: 05/22/15

Editorial: St. Pete’s smart approach to tackling poverty

A new grocery store or bank branch can only do so much for a neighborhood if too many people who live there are unemployed or working dead-end jobs.
Published: 05/21/15

Editorial: Another victory for corporate vouchers

It is no surprise that a Leon County circuit judge ruled against a teachers union challenge to a state voucher program that allows low-income students to attend private schools.
Published: 05/20/15
Editorial: The crusading Helen Gordon Davis

Editorial: The crusading Helen Gordon Davis

Male-dominated Florida government was not ready for Helen Gordon Davis when she became the first Hillsborough woman elected to the Legislature in 1974.
Published: 05/20/15

Should policymakers ‘like’ Facebook’s $15 minimum wage?

America’s favorite social network, Facebook, announced last week that it would require contractors and vendors who do “substantial” business with the company to pay a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour. (These businesses will a...
Published: 05/19/15

Editorial: Hillsborough elections supervisor reaches laudable goal

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer and his team deserve attention and praise for earning the Governor’s Sterling Award, the result of an exacting process that required every aspect of the office’s operations to be...
Published: 05/19/15