Florida in focus: The cannabis boom is under way in Florida, and government is struggling to keep up.

By   /  August 23, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

The cannabis boom is under way in Florida, and government is struggling to keep up. Thousands of new patients have sought access to medical marijuana this summer following the passage of a new law expanding the list of maladies that qualify for treatment. Since June 7, the number of patients certified over the entire first three years […]

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Florida in focus: Tampa Electric customers should not pay for utility’s fatal misjudgments

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Tampa Bay Times opinion: Tampa Electric customers should not pay for utility’s fatal misjudgments There will be financial fallout from the terrible miscalculations that resulted in five workers being killed in June at Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station. State and federal regulators should ensure those costs are borne by the company’s shareholders, not its customers. […]

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Haupt: Why traditional media segued to the left

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Edmund Burk designated the Fourth Estate as watchdogs of government; the press.” – Albert Clogen The media has long been regarded as the most important force in government. It is considered the heart and soul of democratic egalitarianism. Thomas Carlyle is a legendary writer and considered the most conspicuous social commentator of his time. He […]

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Florida in focus: End of ‘frivolous’ lawsuits? Local businesses see tort cases rise

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Palm Beach Post opinion: End of ‘frivolous’ lawsuits? Local businesses see tort cases rise Is America’s litigious streak ebbing? Tort lawsuits have been headline news ever since a grandma spilled a cup of coffee on herself and won a million dollar-plus lawsuit. They’ve also been the bane of businesses decrying “frivolous” complaints for raising their […]

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Florida in focus: Why are so few Tampa Bay houses for sale? They’re being rented

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Tampa Tribune: Why are so few Tampa Bay houses for sale? They’re being rented Oreste Mesa Jr. owns a modest 40-year-old house in West Tampa just off MacDill Avenue. It’s an area where many homeowners are hearing the siren song of builders and cashing out while the market is strong. But Mesa has no intention […]

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Florida health care system finishes at bottom of pack, study finds

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s poor showing on a recent ranking of state health care systems can be attributed partly to the large number of lower-wage jobs in the Sunshine State and its decision not to expand Medicaid, which would have come with its own significant costs over the long term, health care experts said. The personal finance website […]

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