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Editorial: Answering questions about Hillsborough school tax

Editorial: Answering questions about Hillsborough school tax

The Hillsborough County school tax on the Nov. 6 ballot is a smart, necessary investment in the nation's eighth-largest school system. The 10-year, half-penny sales tax would create stronger, safer schools and a healthier learning environment for mor...
Published: 10/12/18
Times recommends: Yes on Florida Supreme Court retention

Times recommends: Yes on Florida Supreme Court retention

One justice on the Florida Supreme Court faces a merit retention vote in November, essentially an up-or-down vote of confidence allowing him to remain on the bench. Merit retention votes occur at least one year after the justice's initial appointment...
Published: 10/11/18
Times recommends: Yes on retaining 4 appeals judges

Times recommends: Yes on retaining 4 appeals judges

The 2nd District Court of Appeal judges are on the Nov. 6 ballot for merit retention. Voters are being asked whether the appellate judges should be retained for another six-year term.Two pieces of information are helpful in deciding. First, the Flori...
Published: 10/11/18
Times recommends: Chronister for Hillsborough sheriff

Times recommends: Chronister for Hillsborough sheriff

Florida sheriffs have long hand-plucked their successors from within the ranks. While he is a product of this tradition, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is uniquely qualified to be elected on his own merits.Then-Sheriff David Gee surprise...
Published: 10/11/18
Times recommends: Vote yes on St. Petersburg charter amendments

Times recommends: Vote yes on St. Petersburg charter amendments

St. Petersburg voters will see two city charter amendments on the November ballot related to leases at two city properties. Both amendments would allow for longer leases at sites where improvements are planned, and they deserve voters' support.At the...
Published: 10/10/18
Editorial: Vote 'No' on Kavanaugh

Editorial: Vote 'No' on Kavanaugh

The U.S. Senate should refuse to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday. There are other well-qualified judges with impeccable credentials, conservative leanings and unquestioned independence who would be welcome on the court. Kava...
Published: 10/05/18
Times recommends: Andrew Gillum for governor

Times recommends: Andrew Gillum for governor

Just one of every four Florida voters cast ballots in the primary elections for governor. The other 10 million voters sat it out or were shut out because they are not Republicans or Democrats. As a result, there is no centrist on the November ballot ...
Published: 10/05/18
Times recommends: Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate

Times recommends: Bill Nelson for U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has built a commendable career in public service as a moderate who steadily works in a bipartisan fashion on issues important to Floridians. Now he faces his most formidable opponent in Gov. Rick Scott, who has consistently side...
Updated one month ago
All the Times election recommendations in one place

All the Times election recommendations in one place

This is the complete list of the Times recommendations for the Nov. 6 general election. U.S. SenateBill NelsonU.S. HouseDistrict 12: Chris HunterDistrict 13: Charlie CristDistrict 15: Kristen CarlsonDistrict 16: David ShapiroConstitutional Amendments...
Published: 10/03/18
Updated: 10/11/18

A New York Times editorial: Donald Trump, self-made sham

"I built what I built myself."This boast has long been at the core of the mythology of Donald Trump, Self-Made Billionaire. As the oft-told story goes, young Trump accepted a modest $1 million loan from his father, Fred, a moderately successful real ...
Updated one month ago