It's not just a presidential election year. Floridians will decide every state House seat and — because of the redistricting battle — every state Senate seat, too. In turn, voters truly will take the law into their hands by deciding on constitutional amendments this November. But before all that happens, the current Legislature meets one time, a chance at a sort of redemption after last year's fiasco. To help you sort through the key issues, we bring you "For A Better Florida," the Tampa Bay Times preview of the annual session, which begins Tuesday. Published every year since 1951, it presents news articles and opinions intended to stimulate debate over some of the most important issues facing our state.
For a Better Florida
There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better.The facts underlying Christine Blasey Ford’s claim of being sexually assaulted by a young Brett Kavanaugh will continue to be revealed as confirmation proceedings unfold. Yet it...
Florida is a land full of mysteries. Why do we call it "the Sunshine State" when every major city gets more rain than Seattle? Why, after a hurricane destroys our homes with flooding and storm surge, do we rebuild in exactly the same spot? Perhaps th...
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