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Romano: The excuses are running low for Florida lawmakers who won't expand Medicaid

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Scott's prison budget fails to include money to investigate record high inmate deaths

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  1. Editorial: Governor's budget invests in education, environment — but not health care

    Editorials

    With $1 billion in additional tax revenue expected as the economy rebounds, Gov. Rick Scott's proposed $77 billion state budget would make significant investments in public education and the environment. But the governor's proposed $673 million in tax cuts are far too deep, and he ignores a looming crisis in health care …

    With $1 billion in additional tax revenue expected as the economy rebounds, Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed $77 billion state budget would make significant investments in public education and the environment. But the governor’s proposed $673 million in tax cuts are far too deep, and he ignores a looming crisis in health care for the poor and the uninsured. The Florida Legislature can do better.
  2. Editorial: Moving forward with Saudi Arabia

    Editorials

    The United States and Saudi Arabia put pragmatism out front this week in the wake of the death of King Abdullah. Though the two allies are far apart on many serious issues, both have a stake in maintaining a stable relationship as a means to boost long-term security in the Middle East and Africa.

  3. Ruth: To endurance, to life

    Columns

    When an aging, decrepit 90-something Nazi is discovered still alive and hauled before a court to account for decades-old war crimes, there are some who would argue: Why bother after all this time to hound a wheezing goose-stepper to his grave?

  4. Richey Suncoast Theatre reaches beyond traditional shows for 2015-16 season

    Stage

    NEW PORT RICHEY — For years, theaters — especially community theaters — have relied on tried-and-true classic musicals for their bread and butter. A Rodgers and Hammerstein (South Pacific, Carousel) or Lerner and Loewe (My Fair Lady, Camelot) favorite can fill seats (and …

  5. Gasparilla? Kumquat Festival offers an alternative in Dade City

    Events

    DADE CITY — From stone crabs to frog legs, from oranges to strawberries and blueberries, Florida's festival calendar offers a bounty of foodie celebrations meant to appeal to the conventional or the eccentric palate.

    Kumquats travel across a conveyor through the wash before sorting at Kumquat Growers Inc. on Wednesday morning. The annual Kumquat Festival will be held Saturday in downtown Dade City.

    Montford to draft bill addressing testing concerns

    Gov. Rick Scott did more than just unveil his budget recommendations on Wednesday....

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    NFL Mock Draft Monday: Jameis Winston? Marcus Mariota? Someone else?

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    Because I am drunk with power, to illustrate parenthood you get this photo of John Travolta and Kirstie Alley from Look Who's Talking Too, the one where Roseanne voiced the baby girl and we all didn't know what to believe in anymore.

    MOMS AND DADS: Get half off diapers when you join Amazon Mom

    I think it's the natural result of being in the 30s, but I am experiencing a wave of friends with babies, friends having babies, friends thinking of having babies, babies being babies. My first nephew was born this year, too. He looks like Winston Churchill and is rad. ...

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