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
The stakes could hardly be higher for President Donald Trumpís Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Given Pyongyangís strides toward developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States, an arms control deal loom...
Many news reports latched on to the number 4,645 in a new Harvard University study about the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria ó more than 70 times above the governmentís official count.While the number grabbed headlines, it requires exp...
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