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Friday, Feb 12, 2016

Editorials

Editorial: Don’t crash red-light cameras

Editorial: Don’t crash red-light cameras

Pinellas Sen. Jeff Brandes, a longtime foe of red-light cameras who is sponsoring legislation this session to ban them, says, “Red-light cameras don’t offer us the human side of law enforcement. It is completely and utterly machine driv...
Published: 02/11/16
Editorial: Good news for the GOP

Editorial: Good news for the GOP

The Republican presidential race remains a muddle after the New Hampshire primary, but GOP voters should be relieved that two experienced leaders — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — remain to challenge Donald Tru...
Published: 02/11/16
Editorial: Lawmakers betraying voters

Editorial: Lawmakers betraying voters

Florida lawmakers have a chance to make amends for betraying voters who overwhelmingly passed Amendment 1, which requires the state to spend more on land conservation.
Published: 02/09/16
Editorial: Crashing the ride-hailing industry

Editorial: Crashing the ride-hailing industry

Florida residents who enjoy the convenience and reliability of the ride-hailing industry should pay close attention to efforts in the state Senate to shackle the popular service.
Published: 02/08/16
Editorial: A reasonable path to reducing Florida’s backlog of rape kits

Editorial: A reasonable path to reducing Florida’s backlog of rape kits

Florida lawmakers should be applauded for taking deliberate steps to reduce a backlog of untested sexual assault kits that may hold the key to identifying rapists and making sure they are behind bars.
Published: 02/08/16
Editorial: Lawmakers smart to push police body-camera rules

Editorial: Lawmakers smart to push police body-camera rules

Police body cameras are becoming more prevalent among law enforcement agencies in Florida, and that means a standard set of rules and regulations are needed to govern their use and protect the public against abuses.
Published: 02/07/16
Editorial: Collaring animal abuse

Editorial: Collaring animal abuse

Hillsborough County residents have seen some horrific cases of animal abuse in recent years.
Published: 02/06/16

Editorial: T. Terrell Sessums, citizen of the year

Former Florida House Speaker T. Terrell Sessums left the Legislature in 1974. Yet his legislative accomplishments — working for equitable public school funding, helping establish the University of South Florida medical school, bolstering envir...
Published: 02/05/16
Editorial: Get behind plan to lure more TV and film projects to Florida

Editorial: Get behind plan to lure more TV and film projects to Florida

A measure moving through the Legislature would breathe new life into the state’s television and film industry by establishing a method for allocating state funds for desirable projects in Florida.
Published: 02/05/16
Editorial: A quiet and insidious threat

Editorial: A quiet and insidious threat

The Zika virus should be a concern to all Americans — not just those who travel to Central and South American nations where the mosquito-borne disease is spreading wildly.
Published: 02/03/16