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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

Opinion

Taking it to the parks

Taking it to the parks

Floridians who love the state park system plan to gather at parks across the Sunshine State today to send a critical message to state officials:
Published: 02/13/16
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