Amendment Two: Up in smoke over loopholes

The most interesting constitutional amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot seeks to allow medical marijuana. In May, the amendment loed like a shoo-in, until a Quinnipiac poll […]

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Naysayers listen up: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker ticket ‘a winning formula’

Myra Adams’ well-written column in BizPac Review certainly makes sense to many who will read it. But on closer inspection, she misses the mark on each of […]

Do the math, don’t wait in line to vote on election day

Much has been written about the interminable length of time voters in some counties had to wait in in the 2012 election. There will always be […]

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Too much money spent on Florida’s repeat offenders

With Too Much Spent on Recidivism, Florida Must Embrace a Different Way. There are many reasons the Legislature should embrace Smart Justice legislation, including significant benefits to […]

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Smart Justice legislation: A better approach for Florida’s citizens, taxpayers

The Florida Smart Justice Alliance is promoting legislation this year designed to enhance public safety while saving millions of tax dollars per year. Yet special interests have […]

Why this Democrat will be voting for Mitt Romney

In 1992, I was the executive director of the Florida Democratic Party. I managed political operations for the Democrats in one of the largest swing states in […]

Florida Legislature passed on a key opportunity in killing casinos

Destination resorts, the preferred phrase for those of us who support casinos, is dead for this legislative session after the House voted down the proposal in committee […]

Rick Scott preaches hope, Legislators roll the dice

Gov. Rick Scott presented his vision for the second year of his administration with a good dose of ad-libbing throughout a 30-minute speech. He cited three priorities: […]