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Editorial: Voters should decide whether legal sports betting comes to Florida

Editorial: Voters should decide whether legal sports betting comes to Florida

It’s a safe bet Florida will get caught up in the frenzy to legalize wagering on sports following the U.S. Supreme Court opinion this week that lifted a federal ban. Struggling horse and dog tracks would love a new line of business, and state legisla...
Published: 05/15/18
Editorial: Education Department goes soft on investigating for-profit colleges

Editorial: Education Department goes soft on investigating for-profit colleges

Bad actors in the for-profit college industry have scammed countless Americans whose only goal was to make a better life for themselves and their families. But rather than crack down on predatory practices within the industry, the Education Departmen...
Published: 05/14/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Editorial: State, not school districts, should pay for armed security at schools

Editorial: State, not school districts, should pay for armed security at schools

Forced by the Florida Legislature to choose between hiring more police officers or arming school personnel to protect schools, Tampa Bay school districts prudently have chosen a third route. Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough school district officials ...
Published: 05/14/18
Updated: 05/18/18
Editorial: U.S. House should end sweet deal for Big Sugar

Editorial: U.S. House should end sweet deal for Big Sugar

Longstanding U.S. sugar policy pummels consumers and taxpayers in three ways: We subsidize growers, pay higher food prices and then pay even more for environmental damage sugar production causes in South Florida. The only winners are Big Sugar and th...
Published: 05/14/18
Editorial: A stadium history lesson for Evan Longoria

Editorial: A stadium history lesson for Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria needs a little history lesson. The former third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays who now plays for the San Francisco Giants says he’s not convinced his former team can be successful here even with a new stadium in a better location. He mi...
Published: 05/11/18
Updated: 05/14/18
Editorial: Buckhorn’s upbeat, inclusive message for Tampa

Editorial: Buckhorn’s upbeat, inclusive message for Tampa

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn used the theatrics of his annual State of the City speech Friday to foster optimism and civic unity as he enters his final full year in office. Joined by several in the crowd who hope to succeed him, Buckhorn told the story o...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Explore benefits of Tampa’s reclaimed water plan

Editorial: Explore benefits of Tampa’s reclaimed water plan

A new analysis shows the potential benefits to the entire region if Tampa proceeds with its plan to redirect treated wastewater into the area’s drinking water supply. Beyond being easier on the environment and providing a resource to meet the demands...
Published: 05/10/18
Updated: 05/14/18
Editorial: Slow, steady progress on sensible gun control

Editorial: Slow, steady progress on sensible gun control

The gun debate following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre focused on the biggest possible changes that ultimately failed to pass the Florida Legislature, including banning automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines, and expanding...
Updated one month ago

Sunday’s letters: What we need to do to improve schools

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Editorial: Scott sinks to new low on cronyism at Revenue Department

The Florida Department of Revenue is one of those arcane state agencies that quietly keeps the wheels of government turning. It should be led by seasoned experts in tax law and property valuations, but now its top ranks have been compromised by young...
Updated one month ago