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A Washington Post editorial: Modernize 911 calling before it becomes an emergency

This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the first 911 emergency call placed in the United States. Since then, uncounted lives have been saved and people helped. It has been a great accomplishment of government.But even as an estimated 240 million 9...
Published: 02/13/18
Updated: 02/14/18
Editorial: Scott, Cabinet cannot be trusted on felons’ voting rights

Editorial: Scott, Cabinet cannot be trusted on felons’ voting rights

Gov. Rick Scott always has been grudging and imperious about restoring the voting rights of felons, requiring them to wait for years before begging the governor and Cabinet to be recognized again as citizens. That arrogance is on full display in a le...
Published: 02/13/18
Editorial: Reject changes on payday loans

Editorial: Reject changes on payday loans

Payday loans are both a blessing and curse for the people who need them, providing money quickly but at an awfully high cost. A bill moving through the Florida Legislature with bipartisan support would expand payday lending and could make it even mor...
Published: 02/09/18
Updated: 02/20/18
Editorial: Promising Tampa stadium site for Rays

Editorial: Promising Tampa stadium site for Rays

While it came as little surprise, the Tampa Bay Rays’ selection of an Ybor City site near Tampa’s Channel District as the best spot for a new stadium is an important milestone in the effort to keep Major League Baseball. Now comes the hard work of de...
Published: 02/09/18
Editorial: Senate should reject House’s attack on public schools

Editorial: Senate should reject House’s attack on public schools

After pummeling public education so soundly last year, it’s little surprise Republican state legislators are mounting another attack on public schools, teachers and local districts. The mammoth education bill passed by the House last week is loaded w...
Published: 02/08/18
Updated: 02/13/18
Editorial: TIA expansion a reminder to aim high

Editorial: TIA expansion a reminder to aim high

There’s nothing particularly exciting about a tram, much less a rental car facility. But the new projects at Tampa International Airport set to open Wednesday are a sign of confidence in the bay area — and a challenge to improve regional transportati...
Published: 02/08/18
Updated: 02/09/18

Editorial: Publix gets it right on HIV drug

Publix made the right call last week in reversing its policy that denied insurance coverage for a drug that prevents HIV infection. The Lakeland-based supermarket chain is consistently ranked one of Florida’s best employers, and this decision will un...
Published: 02/08/18
Updated: 02/09/18
Editorial: USFSP proposal needs work to win over skeptics

Editorial: USFSP proposal needs work to win over skeptics

With just four weeks left in the legislative session, University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft and key state lawmakers have yet to sell Pinellas County civic and political leaders on phasing out USF St. Petersburg’s separate accreditation ...
Published: 02/07/18
Updated: 02/09/18

Editorial: SpaceX launch a boost for Florida

The world’s most powerful rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center this week in a stunning, historic flight that all but promises to change the face of space exploration.The rocket, the Falcon Heavy, built by the private company SpaceX, lifted of...
Published: 02/07/18
Updated: 02/09/18
Editorial: HART raises smart concerns about regional bus proposal

Editorial: HART raises smart concerns about regional bus proposal

The reluctance by Hillsborough County’s mass transit agency this week to embrace a proposed rapid bus system should be a warning sign. As much as some political and business leaders want to get moving on a plan, any plan, for mass transit, this versi...
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