Florida in focus: A speeding ticket quota at Florida Highway Patrol? You decide

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Tampa Bay Times: A speeding ticket quota at Florida Highway Patrol? You decide A top official of the Florida Highway Patrol has told the troopers under his command that they are not writing enough speeding tickets. Maj. Mark Welch of Troop H, based in Tallahassee, said in an email (below): “The patrol wants to see […]

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Business-friendly policies put Florida economy in overdrive, governor says

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office has been highlighting new economic numbers on state job growth, consumer confidence and the unemployment rate, arguing that they validate his business-friendly policies. Consumer optimism numbers for July contain a few undercurrents of uncertainty, however, and Scott’s political opponents say the state’s economic growth has come in the form of […]

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Florida in focus: Former Broward Health exec gets six-figure payout despite scathing report

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Sun Sentinel: Former Broward Health exec gets six-figure payout despite scathing report A top Broward Health executive who resigned after a harsh report on her handling of a marketing contract has received a six-figure payout in exchange for promising not to sue or disparage the public hospital system. Doris Peek resigned July 20 as senior vice president of […]

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New health care plan would make smaller, bipartisan reforms

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A number of Congressional members have begun working on a new alternative health-care plan after the last effort to replace Obamacare stalled. But a healthcare expert says it’s likely too late. The Problem Solvers’ Caucus, consisting of a bipartisan group of 43 House members, introduced a plan to try and combat the coming spike in […]

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Florida in focus: Study will look at statewide school funding formula that critics say is unfair

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Orlando Sentinel: Study will look at statewide school funding formula that critics say is unfair A study will go forward on the state’s redistribution of money from poorer to wealthier school districts in a funding formula a Volusia County critic called “backwards Robin Hood.” The formula has cost Seminole, Osceola and Lake schools tens of millions […]

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Haupt: America and the Roman Empire’s political downfall

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“At the height of its mastery, Rome was the pulsing heart of the earth. The day the empire fell the world learned even the most stalwart empires can fail if avarice replaces prudence.” – Solon Greco There is not a continent on this planet where one cannot unearth the fallen ruins and silent stories of […]

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