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Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015

Opinion

Words of wisdom from Ohio about health-care expansion

We wish Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican leaders in the Florida House would consider the words of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a conservative who opposed Obamacare and who, much like Scott, has focused on tax cuts and creating a business-friendly environ...
Published: 07/01/15

Editorial: Seminole gambling deal the best option for Florida

Gov. Rick Scott should agree to the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s request to enter into a “dispute resolution” over the tribe’s gambling compact with the state.
Published: 06/30/15

Editorial: The real dirt on fracking

Though “fracking” has bolstered the nation’s economy and energy supply, polls show Americans are, at best, split over its merits.
Published: 06/29/15

Editorial: Targeting sprawl in Hillsborough County key to transportation planning

Sitting in traffic on State Road 60 in eastern Hillsborough County provides great insight into the folly of unrestrained growth that is guided not by sensible land-use policies but by the rush to develop the cheapest land available.
Published: 06/28/15

Editorial: Court recognizes public shift on gay marriage and homosexuality

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Constitution protects same-sex marriage may be based on somewhat shaky legal ground.
Published: 06/27/15

Deceptive Obamacare still lives after Supreme Court ruling

In the end, it appears the Affordable Care Act was saved by what Chief Justice John Roberts called its “inartful drafting.”
Published: 06/26/15

Editorial: Get rid of medical device tax

Regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Affordable Care Act, Congress should jettison a particularly noxious provision of the law: the medical device tax.
Published: 06/25/15
Tribune editorial: Local Confederate flag needs to come down

Tribune editorial: Local Confederate flag needs to come down

As we said in 2008 when first unfurled, the giant Confederate battle flag flying at the junction of Interstate 4 and Interstate 75 is an affront to our sensibilities as a community.
Published: 06/24/15

Editorial: Expanding Tampa rec center hours a smart approach to curbing violence

Tampa Mayor Buckhorn has taken a smart approach to keeping the children who live in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods safe for the summer.
Published: 06/23/15

Editorial: State should delay move to allow bear hunts

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will meet Wednesday to take its final vote on a plan that would allow the seasonal hunting of black bears to maintain a healthy population and minimize the number of conflicts with humans.
Published: 06/22/15