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Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015


Right time for prison reform

When President Barack Obama and the Koch brothers agree on an issue, it merits attention. So Florida’s leaders should consider why the left-leaning president and the conservative activists believe the nation is imprisoning too many people, par...
Published: 07/26/15

Editorial: Use BP funds on land preservation

Hillsborough County commissioners should use the county’s BP settlement money to bolster its underfunded land conservation program and otherwise enhance the county’s environment.
Published: 07/25/15

Editorial: A sensible budget plan

Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s sensible budget proposal offers no major surprises or glittering new projects. But it thoughtfully continues his focus on “changing Tampa’s economic DNA,” while also seeking to address its most vexing ...
Published: 07/24/15

Tribune Endorsement: Lisa Wheeler-Brown for St. Petersburg City Council District 7 primary

All five candidates running for the District 7 St. Petersburg City Council seat are intensely focused on finding solutions to the economic troubles afflicting the district, home to some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
Published: 07/23/15

Editorial: Proposed legislation a step forward for flood insurance reform

In a highly polarized Congress, it is good to see Florida lawmakers collaborate on a bipartisan response to the broken National Flood Insurance Program.
Published: 07/23/15

The case for the death penalty

There is a growing national campaign to get rid of the death penalty. Conservative Nebraska banned capital punishment in May, joining 18 other states.
Published: 07/22/15

Editorial: Gov. Scott ‘bends over backwards’ to operate in secret

The Project Sunburst open-records initiative unveiled by Gov. Rick Scott four years ago has been a huge disappointment for people who think the public is better served by a more transparent government.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Protecting the great American outdoors

If Congress cares about America’s outdoors, and the Americans who love to fish, hunt, hike, bike, canoe, bird watch and otherwise enjoy nature, it will renew the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is scheduled to expire in Septemb...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Don’t drive Lyft, Uber from the market

Editorial: Don’t drive Lyft, Uber from the market

The Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission is continuing down a path that jeopardizes the presence in this market of the popular ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: We’re still under attack

Law enforcement officials are cautious about giving a motive for the murder of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday. But all signs point to terrorism, which remains a serious domestic threat, particularly to our military personnel.
Updated one month ago