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Editorial: Why Trumpís drilling plan is wrong for Florida, nation

The Trump administrationís plan to open virtually all U.S. coastal waters to new oil and gas drilling is wrongheaded in every respect. Itís bad for Florida, which depends on a healthy environment for its multibillion-dollar tourism, fishing and agric...
Published: 01/05/18

Editorial: A better way fight voter fraud

A better strategy to fight fraudSix months ago, it was clear that President Donald Trumpís voter fraud commission was fueled by hot air and destined to fail. Thatís exactly what the president was forced to acknowledge this week with his executive ord...
Published: 01/04/18
Updated: 01/05/18
Editorial: Hillsborough commissioners need reminding in 2018 of their mass-transit pledge

Editorial: Hillsborough commissioners need reminding in 2018 of their mass-transit pledge

The 2018 to-do list spelled out by members of the Hillsborough County Commission is a heartening one.Transit, economic development, jobs, stormwater drainage, affordable housing, reviving the Museum of Science and Industry.The informal priority list ...
Published: 01/04/18
Updated: 01/05/18
Editorial: Krisemanís second term will decide his legacy

Editorial: Krisemanís second term will decide his legacy

From the invocation to the poem to Mayor Rick Krisemanís brief remarks at the dawn of his second term, the message on a chilly Tuesday outside St. Petersburgís City Hall reaffirmed a warm embrace of diversity and inclusiveness. That is a welcoming th...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: A victory for Florida to protect tobacco payments

Editorial: A victory for Florida to protect tobacco payments

A circuit judge in Palm Beach County has appropriately upheld one of the key legacies of Floridaís landmark tobacco lawsuit. The ruling last month forces R.J. Reynolds to continue paying the state millions in settlement money even after selling off s...
Published: 01/01/18
Updated: 01/04/18

Another voice: 1918 changed the world ó will 2018?

Seers, pundits, gurus and weather forecasters can agree on one big thing: 2018 is going to be a very eventful year, perhaps the most eventful since, oh, 2017. Or maybe since 1918, one century ago, when the Western Front finally went quiet, the guns t...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: OSHAís fines for TECO tragedy not enough

Editorial: OSHAís fines for TECO tragedy not enough

Tampa Electric Co. got off remarkably light for the actions that led to the deaths of five workers at a Hillsborough County power plant in June. The sanctions proposed Thursday by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration come nowhere...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Crack down on unsanitary nursing homes

Nursing homes that put their patients in deadly danger by ignoring basic sanitary practices should be fined until they comply or put out of business ó simple as that. But a new study shows that nursing homes routinely ignore the basic steps they shou...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Floridaís next governor should embrace openness

The sun has set on Gov. Rick Scottís Project Sunburst, which was supposed to make the governorís emails publicly accessible but, like the rest of Scottís record on transparency, fell short of what Floridians expect. The website was taken down this fa...
Updated one month ago

Another voice: Lobbyists rule in net neutrality battle

Anyone doubting the power lobbyists still hold in Washington need only look at the ongoing, shameful net neutrality travesty.It was bad enough that Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, engineered the repeal of...
Updated one month ago