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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Editorials

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
Editorial: Almost meaningless Iowa

Editorial: Almost meaningless Iowa

Given the media tumult over the Iowa caucuses, it is easy to forget that Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee won the state’s Republican vote in 2012 and 2008, respectively.
Published: 02/02/16
Editorial: HCC’s funding request deserves Legislature’s attention

Editorial: HCC’s funding request deserves Legislature’s attention

Hillsborough Community College provides a key link for students eager to join the workforce and for students who set their sights on a bachelor’s degree at a state university.
Published: 02/02/16
Editorial: Plan to give cities governance over separate school districts a bad idea

Editorial: Plan to give cities governance over separate school districts a bad idea

Florida lawmakers, who never seem to tire of blindfolding the public school system and giving it a spin, now want to divide countywide school districts into separate districts for cities and counties. To make this bad idea even worse, they also want ...
Published: 02/01/16
Editorial: Lessons of the Flint River disaster

Editorial: Lessons of the Flint River disaster

There is plenty of blame to go around in the Flint River water debacle, but we hope that the candidates who continually lambast regulations take note.
Published: 01/31/16
Editorial: A devious fracking bill

Editorial: A devious fracking bill

It is troubling to see the Florida Legislature plow ahead with a bill that would rob local governments of any control over fracking in their communities.
Published: 01/30/16
Editorial: Legalizing fantasy sports leagues would be bad for Florida

Editorial: Legalizing fantasy sports leagues would be bad for Florida

State Sen. Joe Negron, with a straight face, says the daily fantasy sports leagues that allow people to bet on the performances of professional athletes are not a form of gambling, but an “amusement.”
Updated one month ago
Editorial: State begins to act responsibly toward victims of Dozier reform school abuses

Editorial: State begins to act responsibly toward victims of Dozier reform school abuses

Two bills that would bring some measure of relief to the victims of the closed Arthur G. Dozier reform school outside the Florida Panhandle town of Marianna are moving through the Legislature this session.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Bringing the lobbyists out of the shadows in Hillsborough County

The Hillsborough County Commission has taken the right course by passing an ordinance aimed at ending the lax oversight of the contact they have with lobbyists trying to influence their decisions.
Updated one month ago
Editorial: More teeth needed in fighting corruption

Editorial: More teeth needed in fighting corruption

The Florida Legislature deserves some credit for addressing the state’s lamentable record of public corruption.
Updated one month ago