OUR POSITION: Sarasota County commissioners should wait until the 2020 Census to redraw district boundaries.
The seriously misnamed Public Service Commission gave the back of its hand to the public yet again last week when it let the Florida Power & Light Co. keep its windfalls from the December 2017 federal tax cut rather than share them with its customers.
Sen. Rick Scott’s reckless, inaccurate rhetoric regarding Venezuela’s political crisis reflects poorly on Florida and will not help resolve a deteriorating situation. His repeated description of indefensible violence and oppression by the country’s authoritarian leader, Nicolás Maduro, as “g…
OUR POSITION: We are dumbfounded by President Trump possibly sending migrants to South Florida with no plan and no funding for how to take care of them.
OUR POSITION: Florida’s Public Service Commission once again proved its close ties to Florida Power & Light when it refused to allow its customers to benefit from the utility’s huge tax savings.
OUR POSITION: An increase in the number of visitors to Charlotte and Sarasota counties bodes well for the prospects of making the area a magnet for sports events.
Floridians spoke clearly in November by overwhelmingly supporting a constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights for most felons who have completed their sentences. Yet the Florida Legislature has erected a confusing set of hurdles that will make Amendment 4 more of a drea…
If, as New York attorney and politician Gideon John Tucker wrote, “no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session,” then Florida residents can breathe a sigh of relief: On May 4, the 2019 legislative session ended.
Despite the subconscious uneasiness you may feel while stepping into the Gulf for a morning swim, the reality is you really have to go some to get bitten by a shark in Southwest Florida.
OUR POSITION: Some Port Charlotte groups are organizing a protest to speed the reunion of children, mothers and fathers separated from each other at the U.S./Mexican border.
OUR POSITION: Any controversy over its initial handling aside, a regional hurricane shelter at Babcock Ranch will be a potential life-saving asset for Charlotte County.