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Editorial: State, nonprofits share obligation to help Hillsborough’s foster kids

Editorial: State, nonprofits share obligation to help Hillsborough’s foster kids

The Florida Department of Children and Families has correctly set a quick deadline for Hillsborough County’s main child welfare provider to correct its foster care program. For too long the same story has played out, where troubled teens who need fos...
Published: 06/14/18
Editorial: Educate voters on Amendment 4 and restoring felons’ rights

Editorial: Educate voters on Amendment 4 and restoring felons’ rights

This fall voters will have 13 constitutional amendments to wade through on the ballot, but Amendment 4 should get special focus. It represents a rare opportunity to rectify a grievous provision in the Florida Constitution, which permanently revokes t...
Published: 06/13/18
Editorial: How Florida and the Trump administration are tampering with your health care

Editorial: How Florida and the Trump administration are tampering with your health care

The Trump administration just can’t stop sabotaging Americans’ access to health care. Instead of giving up after it failed to persuade Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it continues to quietly undermine the law in ways that would reduce acc...
Published: 06/12/18
Updated: 06/15/18
Editorial: Trump-Kim meeting offers hope for reducing nuclear threat

Editorial: Trump-Kim meeting offers hope for reducing nuclear threat

The historic summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea is the possible beginning of a significant breakthrough toward a safer world rather than a declarative end of a serious nuclear threat. But the cordial meeting between Presi...
Published: 06/12/18
Editorial: Net neutrality is gone, and Congress should bring it back

Editorial: Net neutrality is gone, and Congress should bring it back

Start watching your internet speeds and for odd-sounding deals from your service provider. The federal government’s net neutrality rules that ensured web sites and their content would be treated equally by broadband providers expired Monday. Now it’s...
Published: 06/11/18
Editorial: Trump confuses America’s friends and foes

Editorial: Trump confuses America’s friends and foes

President Donald Trump embarks on the most important trip of his presidency today confusing America’s friends and foes. In the days running up to Tuesday’s on-again, off-again, on-again summit with Kim Jong Un, he has defended Russia, given China a b...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Lobbyists should not be needed to get state to pay up

Editorial: Lobbyists should not be needed to get state to pay up

Floridians who have been harmed by their government should not have to hire a lobbyist to make the state pay up. And they certainly should not have to hire the brother of the speaker of the Florida House to have a better shot at getting lawmakers to ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Tampa Bay’s big-city mayors should step up on transit

Editorial: Tampa Bay’s big-city mayors should step up on transit

The mayors of Tampa Bay’s three biggest cities have once again declared that the lack of a robust transit system is the region’s most serious deficiency as it competes for new jobs and businesses. Terrific. That’s like the star players sitting in the...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Dropping idea to expand Hillsborough Commission is right move

Editorial: Dropping idea to expand Hillsborough Commission is right move

There is no reason to expand the number of Hillsborough County commissioners from seven to nine, much less have the entire board be elected from single-member districts. Board chairman Sandy Murman did the right thing in withdrawing her proposal. Thi...
Updated one month ago

Seattle Times editorial: Puerto Rico’s suffering should not be forgotten

The monthslong uncertainty surrounding the death toll from Hurricane Maria highlights the confounding limitations of using fatalities to gauge the true impact of a disaster.Even if the death count in Puerto Rico had in fact stood at 64, the early est...
Updated one month ago