Does a controversial bill with a billion-dollar price tag hang on a wait list that might not even exist? I sincerely hope not.
Legislators always hype "parent choice" as their mantra whenever they support bills that privatize public education.
We need to talk to our children consistently about these and other dangers, not to scare them but to inform them and to insure that if and when they are in danger they know who they can reach out to and confide in.
After a raucous 60-day session, the Florida House and Senate went home, leaving two irreconcilable health care bills and at least $5 billion on the ta...
Simply put, this kind of legislation runs afoul of basic tenets of constitutional law and overriding principles of American jurisprudence. Moreover, its sponsors haven't demonstrated any tangible need for it.
It's too easy to just tell legislators that they are wrong. The harder path is to give them the facts and hope they don't ignore them. With only thre...
What if you could allow an American woman the continued right to make that decision, and at the same time preserve the life of the fetus? The abortion debate would be over.
Out of the 50 states, Florida ranks 48th in the number of people that have health insurance. That means only two states have fewer people insured, with Texas being the worst. More than one in every five Floridians have no way but self-pay or no pay when they need medical attention.
A game is being played out in the halls of the Florida State Capital. Sometimes it's dodge ball, with some legislators trying to find any reason to avoid having to accept federal dollars, even if it means that almost a million of Floridians may be without an affordable safety net.
Remember Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African American gunned down in February by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, with a semiautomatic handgun that the State of Florida had licensed Zimmerman to carry, loaded and concealed?
In a move that had been expected for some time, the states of Florida and Arizona have merged in an effort to consolidate financial resources and to enact a series of laws even more insane than the ones that either state had passed individually.
It seems that these days most of us think our politicians really don't do much. But if you look at the Florida Legislature, that's far from the truth. Oh, they were busy... but busy for whom?
Simply put, it is imperative that politicians cease to endorse religion in the name of religion. Doing so casts the role of faith, which is an important element in the daily lives of many Americans, in a negative light.
This unfunded law -- SB 736 -- does absolutely nothing to improve the quality of education. There are many victims of Florida's senseless, wasteful education laws.
Politics may make strange bedfellows, but once in a while it also makes surprising adversaries. So it is this year in Florida's Gerrymander War. In ...
WARNING: Severe Reality Curve! This cautionary tale may be unsuitable for the Obama Administration's Department of Education and state legislatures en...