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Opinion: STEM education is the key to Florida’s economic future

Technical research universities like Florida Poly are a proven magnet for industry growth, President Randy Avent writes.

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Opinion: A shortage of dental professionals plagues Florida. Lawmakers in Tallahassee can change that

Legislation this year would allow dentists who come from out of state and meet certain requirements more flexibility to provide critical services, Dr. Michael Badger writes.

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Opinion: Your organ donation can help make someone’s dream come true

As the recipient of two transplanted organs, there’s a broader story to be told, Brian Frampton writes.

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Bill Cotterell: Appearances matter for presidential candidate DeSantis

As he runs for president nationwide and wages his culture war at home, DeSantis will be the most-watched governor in Florida history, our Capitol Columnist writes.

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Opinion: Credit card 'swipe' fees are a double taxation on Florida businesses

The fees collected by credit card companies are a hidden tax costing businesses and their customers, South Florida restaurateur Carlos Gazitua writes.

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Opinion: On Disney and development agreements

In order to attract the type of growth local governments want, development agreements dangle an enormous carrot, attorney Kathryn Rossmell writes.

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Opinion: My experience as an organ donor is the gift that keeps on giving

With April being National Donate Life Month, more people need to understand how sorely needed donors are, Michelle Canale writes.

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Bill Cotterell: Republicans will come to regret winning on abortion

But only if Democrats can make shrewd tactical use of the campaign advantage given to them, our Capitol Columnist writes.

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Bill Cotterell: Trump’s arraignment was a wasteful, silly spectacle

The ex-president is surely the world’s greatest showoff but even he couldn’t have wanted such a circus, our Capitol Columnist writes.

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Opinion: Local policymaking shouldn't get pinned under the Legislature's thumb

New legislation is designed to slow down and grind to a halt the works of local government, Jack Porter writes.

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Opinion: A reminder on judicial independence after Justice Polston’s resignation

The judiciary should be free from the influences of special interests and from overreach by the other two branches of government, attorney Melanie Kalmanson writes.

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Bill Cotterell: Ethics panel is easy to use politically

Gov. Ron DeSantis is the latest major political figure bitten by an Ethics Commission filing.

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Opinion: Standing up for Florida's small businesses

Rep. Tommy Gregory and Bill Herrle argue that 'stopping lawsuit abuse will create an environment that allows small businesses to grow and create jobs.'

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Bill Cotterell on Brodeur's blogger bill: Well intentioned, but unconstitutional

The First Amendment says the press is free to write what it wants without government intrusion.

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Opinion: Facts and politics collide in debate over this year's death penalty overhaul

The writers, both lawyers, argue that this year's capital punishment rewrite is based on 'a misunderstanding of constitutional law.'

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Bill Cotterell: No, they won’t really decertify the Democratic Party

Punching down is not funny when the recipient of the ridicule is already prostrate and gasping for air, Cotterell writes.