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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015

A disturbing new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warns that America's growing debt could choke economic growth and lead to a death spiral from which there is no recovery. The CBO's report should give new energy and urgency to the call for a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment. The national debt is a ticking time bomb that threatens every American, young and old. It currently exceeds $18 trillion and is projected to top $27 trillion within the next decade.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Published Friday, July 3, 2015

Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that an independent state commission can draw federal Congressional districts opens the door for Florida to cure its long history of gerrymandering election maps in order to prevent elections from occurring as intended.

Published Friday, July 3, 2015

I just reviewed the video of the March 24, 2015 Florida Cabinet Meeting in which Manatee County and Robinson Farms requested that the Governor and his Cabinet override DOAH Judge Bram D. E. Canter’s decision that has prevented Neal Communities from developing land which is in the Coastal Evacuation Area and the Coastal High Hazard Area adjacent to the Palma Sola Botanical Park.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015

There was a time when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looked like the best chance Republicans had to secure the White House. Then Christie's star seemed to fall as quickly as it had risen. But as the 2016 GOP field continues to flounder, all of a sudden Christie—who entered the race this week—is again looking like the Republican candidate with the best chance of winning a general election.

Published Thursday, July 2, 2015

This week, the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve Benderson Development’s request for a 37 percent increase in the amount of development permitted at the University Town Center campus at the intersection of I-75 and University Parkway.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015

When it comes to the unique permit Pat Neal requested from SWFMD to allow the developer to destroy high-quality mangroves and replace them with four homes, the message could not be more clear: don't do it. Neal requested a permit similar to the days of the 1960’s and 70’s when there was no environmental regulation. A litany of regulatory agencies have ruled against the proposed project, but it’s not over yet. Here's what you can do to have your voice heard. 


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Published Sunday, June 28, 2015

On the surface, not much. One considers himself a socialist, the other a libertarian. Few political ideologies have such a large gap separating their core beliefs. That being said, they are both unlikely heroes of a sort, in that they each have managed to capture the imagination of sizable chunks of a disenfranchised electorate who seem increasingly desperate for something outside of the two-party, Coke and Pepsi system.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Published Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Tuesday, the Manatee County School Board voted to move forward with a plan to promote a change in board organization that would add two members to the board and alter the way members are elected. The public should be very concerned and demand from their elected officials a much more thoughtful and complete process.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Published Tuesday, June 23, 2015

As a City of Bradenton resident and successful businesswoman, I recently reviewed the Bradenton Police Department’s proposed plan for utilizing the 2015-2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant allocated funds of $24,124.00, and I am astonished that Chief Michael Radzilowski would incautiously expend these funds for surplus office equipment. This proposal in and of itself is redundant, and even more puzzling, due to the fact that Chief Radzilowski is purchasing an additional five individual scanners for each of the Records Clerks.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Published Sunday, June 21, 2015

For the past five years, I've written a column celebrating Father's Day and another for Mother's Day. As the years go by, I find it a bit more difficult to unearth new ground to cover. I sort of took the easy way out last Father's Day and then skipped Mother's Day this year in favor of some hard news. On both occasions, I heard from disappointed readers. So, on this Father's Day, I offer a few of the hard lessons I've learned in one of life's jobs that don't come with an employee manual. 

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Name Date
William Sanderson _
Albert Kight July 1, 2015
Thomas Presha June 28, 2015
Ralph Senzamici June 26, 2015
Diane Exten June 27, 2015
Jesse Rumberger June 25, 2015
Larry Hurst June 23, 2015
Robert Johnson June 22, 2015
Ralph Wagner June 22, 2015
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