Author: Daniel Tilson
Fred Hawkins is pushing a streamlined tax process for companies, closing a major loophole. Image via Colin Hackley.

Daniel TilsonFebruary 19, 2015

So we’ve got this Sunshine Law in Florida. It’s supposed to be all about “open” government decision-making and freedom of information, including unrestricted access to public records. As many of us now know more than ever before, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet have made a farce of the law. And they’ve had plenty […]

Daniel TilsonFebruary 17, 2015

America’s undocumented immigrants aren’t political footballs, or soccer balls. But they keep getting thrown out of bounds and kicked to the sidelines. The latest blow was delivered by Texas federal Judge Andrew Hanen, the 2002 George W. Bush judicial appointee who in 2013 infamously advised the Homeland Security Department to start arresting undocumented parents trying […]

Daniel TilsonFebruary 1, 2015

It’s time we heard what Charlie Crist thinks about Rick Scott’s latest scandals. It might help us make better sense of the mess Scott made out of firing Gerald Bailey, longtime and widely respected commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), not to mention new whistleblower allegations that Scott ignored and covered up fatal failures of […]

Daniel TilsonJanuary 29, 2015

Think many Election 2014 nonvoters are following these already tumultuous first weeks of Gov. Rick Scott’s second term? Doubtful. Think many are following these final weeks of preparatory action before the hardcore conservative, Republican-dominated Florida Legislature starts its 2015 session on March 3? Probably not. And what about their annual income levels going down or […]


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