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Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Editorials

Editorial: St. Petersburg City Council members should reconsider Rays stadium vote

The five members of the St. Petersburg City Council who voted against the stadium search agreement with the Tampa Bay Rays can’t be faulted for raising valid concerns in the interest of the taxpayers.
Published: 12/20/14

Editorial: Scott should end costly legal fight to keep flawed drug-testing law

In his first run for governor four years ago, Rick Scott campaigned on a promise to force welfare recipients to undergo drug tests before receiving state benefits.
Published: 12/19/14

Editorial: A way to advance freedom in Cuba

It is possible that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is correct in warning that establishing relations with Cuba will “do absolutely nothing to further human rights and democracy in Cuba” and could provide “the economic lift that the Cas...
Published: 12/17/14

Editorial: Vinik’s plan for Channel District is a perfect fit

People living in Tampa a generation from now may look back at yesterday’s unveiling of the Channel District’s master plan as the start of a metamorphosis for the entire downtown.
Published: 12/17/14

Editorial: Bush eases toward the starting line

It was typical Jeb Bush. Less than a week after the media tried to tatter his political appeal, the former Florida governor announced he was “actively” exploring a presidential campaign.
Published: 12/17/14

Editorial: Don’t hog-tie funds for sports facilities, museums and other top attractions

There’s no doubting that the area’s sports facilities, museums, aquariums and other attractions helped to raise Pinellas County bed tax receipts to record levels this year, reaching $35 million.
Published: 12/16/14

Editorial: Bring sense to craft beer regulations

Florida’s nonsensical ban on the sale of half-gallon containers of beer known as “growlers” has managed to remain on the books despite the phenomenal growth of craft breweries in this state over the past decade.
Published: 12/14/14

Editorial: Class size revisited

Florida taxpayers have spent close to $30 billion to implement the class-size amendment, which voters adopted in 2002.
Published: 12/15/14

Editorial: Taking aim at Duke’s greedy billing practices

Duke Energy’s greedy billing practices are now squarely in the sights of Florida lawmakers who live in the Tampa Bay area and promised during this past election season to challenge the giant utility.
Published: 12/13/14

Editorial: Venezuelan sanctions a needed sign of support

Congress has finally responded to the violent crackdown against political protesters in Venezuela with a vote to impose sanctions on current and former government officials thought to be responsible for the brutality.
Published: 12/12/14