Thursday, April 19, 2018

Opinion

Column: Democrats are the real fiscal conservatives

By now, nobody should be surprised when the Republican Party violates its claims of fiscal rectitude. Increasing the deficit — through big tax cuts, mostly for the rich — has been the defining feature of the party’s economic policy for decades. When ...
Published: 04/16/18
PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott mostly fulfills promise to create 700,000 jobs in 7 years

PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Rick Scott mostly fulfills promise to create 700,000 jobs in 7 years

Floridians following Rick Scott since his first campaign probably weren’t surprised when the two-term Republican governor talked about jobs during his announcement to run for the U.S. Senate.He described the years before his election in 2010, claimi...
Published: 04/16/18
Editorial: Redner’s court win on medical marijuana sends message

Editorial: Redner’s court win on medical marijuana sends message

Florida regulators have done far too little to make voter-approved medical marijuana widely available for patients suffering from chronic illnesses. A circuit court judge in Tallahassee ruled last week there is a price for that obstruction, finding t...
Published: 04/15/18
Updated: 04/16/18
Romano: Florida should not make fairness a moving target

Romano: Florida should not make fairness a moving target

The program I want to tell you about makes perfect sense. In many ways, it is fair and compassionate. Practical and wise.It is also an excellent example of Tallahassee’s pick-and-choose style of justice.The Legislature was gung-ho on passing a bill t...
Published: 04/14/18
Editorial: Hillsborough commission should quit expanding urban area

Editorial: Hillsborough commission should quit expanding urban area

Any movement on modernizing local transportation is welcome, even small steps like the million dollars the state recently approved to design a Tampa Bay regional transit plan.But the region won’t make any progress on transportation, its single most p...
Published: 04/13/18
Updated: 04/18/18
Perspective: The Heartland to Headwaters Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition will hope to find a path across Interstate 4 for wildlife

Perspective: The Heartland to Headwaters Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition will hope to find a path across Interstate 4 for wildlife

n two expeditions, three friends and trailblazing conservationists have already trekked more than 2,000 miles through wildlands crisscrossing the state to prove the viability of a Florida Wildlife Corridor, a network of the best remaining connected w...
Published: 04/13/18
Updated: 04/14/18

Column: Four tests for amending the Florida Constitution

The Florida Constitution has become a laughingstock and should be taken more seriously. Our state’s most important and fundamental legal document addresses everything from legitimate, fundamental human rights to the highly questionable regulation of ...
Published: 04/13/18

Column: Add rights for crime victims to Florida Constitution

Throughout my career as a prosecutor, legislator and now member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, preserving Floridians’ civil rights and reforming our criminal justice system have been two of my top priorities. CRC Proposal 96, Marsy’...
Published: 04/13/18
Romano: You can’t handle the truth, St. Petersburg!

Romano: You can’t handle the truth, St. Petersburg!

Because I believe everything in life can be illustrated by an Aaron Sorkin screenplay, I wonder how Col. Nathan Jessup, as played by Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, might break down St. Petersburg politics:"Now, are these really the issues that got...
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/16/18
Editorial cartoons for April 13-16

Editorial cartoons for April 13-16

These cartoons are from various Times wire services.
Published: 04/12/18
Updated: 04/13/18