Joe Henderson: Miami trial shines light on smuggling Cuban baseball players to U.S.

It is not unusual when a Major League Baseball team signs a Cuban defector. There is a lengthy list of

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Matt Gaetz: Keep working to repeal and replace Obamacare

President Trump has endorsed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. His plan, called the American Health Care Act, is

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Spotted at the Governors Club: The last troubadour of Real Florida

Jeff Klinkenberg is not the kind of guy who does “luncheons,” but there he was at the Governors Club Tuesday,

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Pat Neal: Prosperity for our families and future

Pat Neal Thanks to the efforts of Governor Rick Scott and the state’s committed business leaders, Florida has one of

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Glenn Burhans, Jr.: #CashMeOutside – Another Florida pol tripped up by campaign finance laws

Glenn Burhans, Jr. Another Florida politician has been nicked by the feds. Former Florida State Rep. Dwayne Taylor was recently

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Joe Henderson: ‘Shy’ Rick Scott needs to pipe up on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t been shy about sharing his feelings on the Affordable Care Act. Like any good Republican, he

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Florence Snyder: Ain’t no Sunshine where Scott’s gone

Just in time for Sunshine Week, Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman reminds us how focused, how ruthless, how

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William Large: Florida must end assignment of benefits abuse, self-serving windfalls

William Large A state law that was originally intended to give individual policyholders special rights in disputes with their insurance

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Martin Dyckman: Memory of FSU professor’s enduring lesson on free speech, tolerance

An enduring lesson on what freedom of speech should mean to a college campus was taught more than a half-century

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Joe Henderson: After Enterprise Florida fight, Rick Scott has little political capital left

Rick Scott went to Tallahassee in 2011 as an outsider. He often has operated like one as well, and not

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Michael Carlson: Don’t trade a tax cut for a tax increase – preserve the salary tax credits for insurers

Michael Carlson For three decades, Florida has offered insurance companies a highly effective, performance-based tax credit that has resulted in

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Florence Snyder: Rick Swearingen plays J. Edgar Hoover while Broward burns

While Bald Badasses Rick Scott and Rick (“We know the terrorists are here!”) Swearingen are busy playing dress-up like Jack

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Bryan Avila: Paving the way for Florida’s 5G future

Bryan Avila We have all seen the recent stories about Florida’s job boom and our strengthening economy. It is undeniable

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Joe Henderson: ‘Stand Your Ground’ lacks common sense, legalizes lethal impulse

Supporters will argue that Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law is vital to individual safety, but the measure never took judgment

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Melissa Larkin-Skinner, Roger Johnson: Solving Florida’s critical psychiatrist shortage

It’s no secret by now that our country is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Overdose deaths are at

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Repeal and replace — The end of traditional conservatism

As a lifelong Republican and a former Fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, I have always preferred voting for the

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Florida doesn’t need an elected secretary of state, or agriculture commissioner

It would tax the imagination to come up with anything that Florida needs less than to elect a secretary of

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Jason Fischer: Florida needs to say yes to American energy independence, no to proposed fracking ban

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen much-needed economic legislation put on hold out of fear of how

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Just imagine huge can of worms opened by religious liberty bill

The Hillsborough County public school district has straightforward rules in its student handbook about religion. It says students can talk

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Bad nursing homes benefit from AHCA’s passive-aggressive war on #transparency

Somebody please give Shelisha Coleman a big fat raise. The Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) high profile flack works

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Jackie Pons to taxpayers: DROP dead, part 2

Jackie Pons is still the kind of public official who gave Florida’s Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) a very bad

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Joe Henderson: This Legislative Session has the chance to be one of the most significant in Florida’s history

We already know the 2017 Legislative Session that opens Tuesday in Tallahassee is likely to be contentious, but aren’t they

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Blake Dowling: The road, fast food and Session — all aboard!

Session is here in the Capital City, beginning with a Monday bash at Associated Industries to welcome those from all

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John Sowinski: Finally, a sensible gambling plan for Florida’s future

There are two things we can count on in Florida. In any given body of water, eventually the alligators will

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Alan Snel: Dear Mr. President, let’s ride bicycles when you’re in Florida (so that you keep off the Twitter)

Alan Snel: Bicycle Writer Dear Mr. President, It’s so cool that you enjoy Florida! You’re back in South Florida today

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A birthday card for the unofficial, undisputed queen of Tallahassee

(PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Rosanne Dunkelberger is President of Dunkelberger Consulting, Editor-at-Large for Extensive Enterprises, and formerly editor of Tallahassee Magazine.) It’s

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