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Friday, Oct 09, 2015


Editorial: The risks of raising the minimum wage

Twenty Florida lawmakers recently tried to live on the state’s minimum wage for a week to illustrate the need to increase it from $8.05 to $15 an hour.
Published: 10/09/15

Editorial: Another pedestrian killed

Enough. The death of a Chamberlain High School student Tuesday tragically emphasizes the need to make pedestrian safety a regional priority. The community has put up with disgracefully dangerous roads too long.
Published: 10/08/15

Editorial: An enlightening Mosaic settlement

Politicians who complain about environmental regulations and call for the elimination of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should consider the $1.8 billion settlement the EPA reached with Mosaic, one of the world’s largest fertilizer co...
Published: 10/07/15

Editorial: Raw politics intrude on Go Hillsborough transportation initiative

The Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office has handled plenty of complex investigations over the years and is well qualified to get to the bottom of news reports about cozy relationships between county officials and contractors involved with the Go Hil...
Published: 10/06/15

Editorial: Amendment 1’s lost opportunities

Floridians should not forget how lawmakers blissfully ignored 75 percent of voters last year who endorsed the Amendment 1 ballot initiative requiring the state to spend more on land and water conservation.
Published: 10/05/15

Editorial: Stadium for Rays, not Braves, should be the priority

Keeping the Tampa Bay Rays in the region got a little more complicated with news that a proposed sports complex might compete for tourist tax dollars that could go toward a new stadium for the Rays.
Published: 10/04/15

Editorial: Toughen laws in Florida that ban texting while driving

Florida continues to lag behind other states when it comes to cracking down on the dangerous practice of texting while driving.
Published: 10/03/15

Editorial: Bucs should reconsider request to move home games

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can be expected to want something in return for offering to spend as much as $75 million on upgrades to publicly owned Raymond James Stadium.
Published: 10/02/15

Editorial: Vinik has designs on a healthier Tampa

Jeff Vinik provided another fascinating wrinkle to his downtown Tampa development plans by announcing the community he is building will promote healthy lifestyles for its inhabitants.
Published: 10/01/15

Editorial: Review Florida’s high-stakes school accountability system

Once again the state’s school superintendents have sounded an alarm, and once again it appears the top education bureaucrats and lawmakers in Tallahassee aren’t listening.
Published: 09/30/15