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The Suncoast News: End fuel standard

As a concerned member of Florida’s Hispanic business community, I am compelled to voice my concern about federal regulations that hinder the growth of our economy. That’s why I join a diverse group of industries, NGOs and consumer advocates in their concern that the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard is hampering our economy, environment and safety. […]

Context Florida: Ed Moore: Celebrating an important birthday: Florida’s!

First in an occasional series about Florida history. As the Legislature convenes in Tallahassee, it’s a good time to reflect on how we got to where we are as a state and how it all began. On March 3, 1845, Florida joined the Union as the 27th state. Hanging in my office is a map […]

Sun Sentinel: Lester Abberger and Marilynn Wills: Put all campaign finance reports online

Corruption shrinks from sunlight; disclosure is the key to accountability. The public has long known that to hold elected officials and candidates accountable, we must be able to follow the money. In 2013, true to Florida’s laudable open-government history and culture, our Legislature enacted a package of significant campaign finance reforms. Championed by House Speaker […]

Tampa Tribune: Coming together for the bay — our Tampa Bay

Today’s world is full of hustle and bustle, instant downloads and constant online access. Although it creates an atmosphere of hyper-connectivity and efficiency, and it’s fascinating to see what we’ll think of next as we advance further and further into a digitally dominated culture, it can be easy to lose sight of the one thing […]

Context Florida: Ed Moore: Higher education in Florida, from paradise to Pennsylvania

The departure of Florida State University President Eric Barron to join the Penn State University system was met with much surprise, as was the leaving of former State University System Chancellor Frank Brogan, also recently migrating to Pennsylvania, and before him the move of John Cavanaugh from the University of West Florida to this same […]

TC Palm: Editorial: Unusual partnership should provide important data on pollution of Indian River Lagoon

The partnership between a nonprofit conservation organization and the world’s largest fertilizer dealer on a study of pollution within the Indian River Lagoon is an odd one and holds risks for both. But, the Fort Pierce-based Ocean Research & Conservation Association and Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. deserve credit for taking that risk. Most importantly, there are […]

Sunshine State News: LeRoy Collins Institute Releases Latest ‘Tough Choices’ Report

On Thursday, Florida State University’s LeRoy Collins Institute (LCI) unveiled Tougher Choices: Shaping Florida’s Future, a report on a host of fronts including state finances, education, public employee pensions and other issues. The report was written by a team of economists from the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida. […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Our Opinion: Transparency

Help voters understand and follow campaign finances For all our complaining about government — and who doesn’t like to complain about government? — there is one thing every Floridian should point to with pride: our state’s commitment to open government. From major proposals to routine emails, Florida’s citizens have access to a wide range of […]

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