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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: A boost for Florida and Scott

Four years in office have not greatly sharpened Gov. Rick Scott’s oratorical skills, which even he poked fun at during his State of the State Address on Tuesday. But his tenure has sharpened his understanding of his adopted state.
Updated: 1 hour ago

Editorial: Don’t bungle search for Hillsborough school superintendent

The sudden infatuation certain Hillsborough School Board members have with Deputy Superintendent Jeff Eakins is clouding their judgment over what should be a simple decision about how to find a replacement for outgoing Superintendent MaryEllen Elia.
Published: 03/03/15

Editorial: Keep pushing flood insurance toward private market

The best way to fix the state’s looming flood insurance crisis is to create a marketplace that makes it easier for private companies to sell policies. State Sen. Jeff Brandes, who pushed last year to create a private market, is back this year ...
Published: 03/02/15

Editorial: A legislative session with key decisions for Florida’s future, and Tampa’s, too

With elections hovering over last year’s legislative session, there was little appetite among state lawmakers to take on controversial issues. That won’t be the case this year when the Legislature convenes for its annual two-month sessi...
Published: 03/01/15

Editorial: Ease the school testing craze

To its credit, the Florida Senate is responding to the public’s complaints about the state’s school accountability mandates, and we hope the efforts result in needed reforms.
Published: 02/28/15

Editorial: A clear-eyed view of IS

In the two world wars of the 20th century, Americans and their allies figured out how to thwart the enemy’s ambitions, but, as usual, both conflicts were learning experiences for politicians and the military.
Published: 02/27/15

Editorial: Net neutrality another damaging government intrusion

The Federal Communications Commission today is virtually certain to apply a bureaucratic arm bar to the freewheeling Internet that will be painful for entrepreneurs and customers alike.
Published: 02/26/15

Editorial: Expanding support for children in need

Legislation that would increase education opportunities for special-needs children merits the support of lawmakers and Floridians.
Published: 02/25/15

Editorial: Scott right to abandon legal fight over flawed voter fraud effort

Gov. Rick Scott is right to abandon an appeal to a court ruling that found the state’s effort to remove noncitizens from the voters rolls in 2012 was in violation of federal law.
Published: 02/25/15

Editorial: Scott’s smart port strategy

In fiscal year 2011, the Florida Department of Transportation allocated $60.4 million for Florida’s 15 ports. The next year, with Gov. Rick Scott aggressively promoting port investments, that number increased to $187.5 million, and last year i...
Published: 02/24/15