Monday, October 15, 2018

Editorials

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
Updated: 10/08/18
All the Times candidate recommendations in one place

All the Times candidate recommendations in one place

Here is a complete list of the Times recommendations for the Aug. 28 primary. U.S. House of Representatives District 12, Democrats: Chris Hunter District 13, Republicans: George Buck District 15, Democrats: Kristen Carlson District 15, Republica...
Published: 08/24/18
Updated: 10/07/18
Times recommends: Murphy, Cruz, Lee, Brandes for Florida Senate

Times recommends: Murphy, Cruz, Lee, Brandes for Florida Senate

Florida faces serious challenges ranging from demand for better access to affordable health care to parents’ frustration with the emphasis on standardized testing in public schools. There are disagreements over how much control to give local g...
Published: 10/04/18
Updated: 10/05/18
Times recommends: For Florida House

Times recommends: For Florida House

Florida faces serious challenges ranging from demand for better access to affordable health care to parents’ frustration with the emphasis on standardized testing in public schools. There are disagreements over how much control to give local g...
Published: 09/21/18
Updated: 10/05/18
Editorial: Hillsborough takes right path in holding errant paramedics accountable

Editorial: Hillsborough takes right path in holding errant paramedics accountable

Life and death decisions come with the territory for Hillsborough County's firefighter-paramedics. They will never receive all the thanks they deserve for coming to the aid of people in their communities during the most trying of times, answering an ...
Published: 10/05/18
Times recommends: Hagan, White, Smith, Overman for Hillsborough County Commission

Times recommends: Hagan, White, Smith, Overman for Hillsborough County Commission

The Hillsborough County Commission faces several major challenges in the coming years, from funding transportation improvements and addressing the lack of affordable housing to controlling the fiscal and environmental impacts of sprawl. Commissioners...
Published: 10/02/18
Updated: 10/04/18
Times recommends: Nikki Fried for agriculture commissioner

Times recommends: Nikki Fried for agriculture commissioner

This is an unconventional year for candidates for state commissioner of agriculture, neither of whom has a deep, personal connection to Florida farming. One is a real estate appraiser and the other is a lobbyist for marijuana interests. Democrat Nico...
Published: 10/01/18
Updated: 10/04/18
Times recommends: Jeremy Ring for chief financial officer

Times recommends: Jeremy Ring for chief financial officer

Florida’s chief financial officer pays the state’s bills, oversees vendors and contracts, and audits government agencies. It’s not a sexy job, but it’s an important one. Democrat Jeremy Ring is far more qualified than Repu...
Published: 10/01/18
Updated: 10/03/18
Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

Times recommends: Vote yes on Amendment 4, no on all of the rest

The list of proposed constitutional amendments is long and confusing. Some have multiple parts. So here’s some easy advice: After voting yes on Amendment 4, vote no on all the others.All but two of the 12 amendments to the Florida Constitution...
Published: 09/28/18
Updated: 10/03/18

Times recommends: Yes on Amendment 4

Anthony Benitez of Tampa is a carpenter with an engineering degree who long ago left behind the addiction-fueled crimes that led to his felony record. He can’t vote.Clifton Sanders Jr. of Orange Park is a retired minister who once cashed a $23...
Published: 09/28/18
Updated: 10/03/18