Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Opinion

Editorial: Sweltering Hillsborough students, teachers need help now

Editorial: Sweltering Hillsborough students, teachers need help now

Forget the tax vote. Forget the blame game. Forget the bills coming due for new schools. With air conditioners on the fritz across the Hillsborough County School District and feels-like temperatures soaring into the 90s, the school system needs to do...
Published: 09/04/18
Editorial: No wonder there is a teacher shortage in Florida

Editorial: No wonder there is a teacher shortage in Florida

Florida is facing a serious teacher shortage, and it’s no surprise given the low pay, low career esteem, long hours and bureaucratic burdens of standardized testing and paperwork. Making the state’s classrooms a more attractive place to work will req...
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Rubio’s parental leave plan is short-sighted

Rubio’s parental leave plan is short-sighted

It’s embarrassing and shameful that the U.S. remains the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee paid leave for new parents. It’s also counterproductive. Study after study shows widespread benefits for families and society when new parents...
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Editorial: Right to Try law a small health care victory

Editorial: Right to Try law a small health care victory

Amid all his bluster about repealing the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump this summer signed a bill into law that could make it easier for terminally ill patients to access experimental medications. The law is not without controversy, but ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: A mixed view for workers on Labor Day

Editorial: A mixed view for workers on Labor Day

Thirty-eight years ago, in the homestretch of his landslide presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan famously asked, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" This Labor Day, with burgers sizzling on the grill and an economy that is also cooking...
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Editorial: PSC should reject request from utilities to raise bills for economic development

It’s a safe bet that most any time utility companies seek to change the rules for how they charge customers, the result would benefit the utilities and not the folks paying their bills. The Florida Public Service Commission has agreed to consider adj...
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Editorial: For Southshore, this could be the start of a beautiful relationship with Congress

Editorial: For Southshore, this could be the start of a beautiful relationship with Congress

For years, Hillsborough County’s fast-growing Southshore area was represented in Congress by a man from the other side of Florida whose sprawling district took in all or parts of a dozen largely rural counties.That changed with the drawing of new dis...
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Editorial: Nurturing strong ties between USF med school, Tampa General

Editorial: Nurturing strong ties between USF med school, Tampa General

Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida continue to grow and strengthen their relationship, which is good for health care and the economy in a growing metropolitan area that is already the largest in the state. Florida lawmakers sh...
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Editorial: Hillsborough, Pinellas school board races headed in right direction

Voters did their homework Tuesday in navigating a crowded primary ballot and supporting the most qualified candidates for school board in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. While most of the attention was directed to the top of the ballot, these are...
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Congress unmoved as shooting continues

e_SDLqNo one deserves to die over playing a video game, you know." That was the comment of one of the people who managed to escape from a gunman who shot up a gaming tournament in Jacksonville. The same thing also should be said about sitting in a cl...
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