Environmental and activist groups are criticizing the state for drafting in secrecy the details of a new permitting process to build in Florida’s wetlands. In a letter Monday addressed to Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein, environmental groups Audubon Florida and 1000 Friends of Florida alongside the League of Women Voters called for a more […]
Some governors are slow learners. Gov. Rick Scott is beyond slow. He doesn’t learn. He doesn’t appear to care about public access to records, meetings and information traditionally available to Floridians. Most governors have a bit of trouble getting used to working in the fishbowl of state government, particularly if they won election without stopping […]
New Year’s resolutions posing as columns always seem a little cheap. They seem even cheaper when they emerge a week into the New Year. But 2014 was tough on Floridians in many respects. The economy swelled, but so did our distractions and our frustrations — with each other and occasionally with ourselves. A better 2015 […]
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