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It turns out a virtual clown brigade has been minding the $1.7 billion Florida has promised to companies in exchange for creating jobs and investing in the state. How else do you explain the flow of wrong and misleading information out of the...
In a moment, I'm going to tell you about plans to gut one of Florida's key environmental programs — one meant to safeguard everything from manatees to the seafood you eat. The program is cheap. Its effectiveness has been touted by politicians on...
A buddy of mine went camping with his son this past weekend at Fort DeSoto Park in Pinellas County and was unsuccessful in persuading me to go along — it's just too ridiculously hot for that type of thing right now. He went on for a while about the...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelUrged on by lobbyists for AT&T Inc. and The ADT Corp., the Florida Legislature is close to passing a bill this spring that would make it faster and cheaper for the companies to sell and install home-alarm systems. The legislation, sponsored in the House...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelA Florida teacher, named the funniest in the country by “The View,” will perform on the ABC chatfest. Mike Rivera of Osceola Middle School in Pinellas County won the “How Funny Are You?” contest. He taped his performance Thursday,...
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelThe News Service of Florida had an interesting Q-and-A with veteran legislator Jack Latvala, where the Tampa Bay Republican opined on everything from early voting to the ideology of the Senate. He also teed off on the legislative “bad apples”...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE – County election supervisors taking heat for last fall’s elections woes pointed the finger Monday at two sources of confusion and angst outside of their control — the length of last fall’s ballot and limits on early...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelWay back in 2007, we had a lively debate here on whether it made sense for local schools to dismiss students early on Wednesday afternoons to give teachers time to plan together. That conversation was prompted by a then Lake County School Board member...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelWith early voting beginning across Florida this weekend, Political Pulse gives you….The Most Important State Races in Florida™. Senate District 34 – The most important Senate race is an obvious call: This battle between two incumbents,...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelMike Grego, who left the school chief job in Osceola County last year, has been picked as the next superintendent for Pinellas County schools, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Grego left Osceola after conflicts with Cindy Hartig, then the chairman of the...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton, a Green Bay, Wisc., native who was the first justice elected after merit-retention reforms in the 1970s, died Saturday in Gainesville after complications from heart surgery, the...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelThis is gonna get old real quick. Now that Charlie Crist is officially a Democrat — he changed his registration this morning in Pinellas County — the Republican Party of Florida is ramping up its efforts to expose Crist as an unprincipled...
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