Opinion: Steve Schale on the future of the Florida Democratic Party and selecting its next leader

In an open letter to state executive committee members, Schale – a veteran Democratic consultant – says that when it comes to new leadership, the party can't think 'outside the box' until it rebuilds the box.


Cotterell: New trustees bode big changes for quirky New College

This fits with what DeSantis did in K-12 education during his first term, battling over everything from mask mandates to gender fluidity.


Cotterell: Florida has never had a governor like Ron DeSantis

The state's chief executive has built his unprecedented dominance of state government by catering to his growing conservative base.


Opinion: Congress should pass disaster relief, support Florida’s nursery & landscape industry

Sun Bulb Co. CEO Rod Hollingsworth also notes that insurance companies refuse to insure greenhouses.

Opinion: The mockingbird has been Florida’s state bird for 95 years – and it doesn’t need to change

Marion P. Hammer says the mockingbird is 'a well established, independent, prolific bird' that should remain the official state bird of Florida.

Opinion: Are the feds hanging Florida out to dry?

Jeb S. Smith, president of Florida Farm Bureau Federation, writes that the Army Corps of Engineers is doing the 'exact opposite of congressional promises to Floridians' about Lake Okeechobee.

Opinion: Florida needs further fixes this year for its property insurance problems

Skylar Zander, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Florida, notes that Florida generated 7% of the nation's property insurance claims but over 76% of homeowner insurance lawsuits.

Editor's Note: Happy #LoveMyNewspaper Day

Because in Florida and elsewhere, the industry could use the love.

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Opinion: Florida Constitution protects a person's right to choose

Florida attorney Adam Richardson argues state constitution's privacy provision includes reproductive rights

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Editor's Note: How will Florida further 'tinker with the machinery of death'?

Gov. Ron DeSantis promised to change the state’s capital punishment laws after the Parkland killer received a life sentence.

Welcome to City & State Florida from the publisher, Matthew Gull

'We’re here to surprise, to tell the politics, policy and personality stories that the others can’t see or get to,' Gull says.

Opinion: On the issue of student loan forgiveness, who is fooling whom?

Dr. Ed H. Moore takes issue with Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, pulling back the curtain on higher education financing.

Welcome to City & State Florida from the editor, Jim Rosica 

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