1. Florida Politics


Some of what's left.
Some of what's left.
Published Apr. 22, 2014

Good morning. It's Tuesday, April 22, 2014, which means it's Earth Day.

Apropos then: The next two weeks will show whether Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida House genuinely care about the health of the state's natural springs. Click.

Here's Scott speaking Spanish.

"Yo no soy un experto en la política pero yo sé el valor de un trabajo."

Translation: "I'm not an expert in politics, but I know how valuable a job is."

To which I'll add: Depends on the job.

Do read Andy Meacham's obit about "Pervert Dave."

Pretty good first sentence here from Curtis Krueger: A judge gave prison sentences on Monday to two people behind an internet fetish video that showed a mentally disabled man being kicked and beaten.

Something I learned this morning from Mike Van Sickler: Only Florida, Idaho and Mississippi forbid craft beer to be sold in the half-gallon size. "Why would the Senate want to do this?" asked House Majority Whip Dana Young, R-Tampa. "It goes against every free market, small business principle we have."

A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional. Florida's one of 'em.

Not the avocado crop!

The headline of the morning? Sinkhole scare forces Tarpon Springs paintings to be moved.



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