We are now in day two of a three-day special session called by Governor Scott, Speaker Corcoran and Senate President Negron. The special session was called after Governor Scott and Speaker Corcoran along with President Negron agreed to increase the per-student spending in the education budget and to increase funding for Visit Florida from $25 million to $76 million as well as create a new economic incentive program called the “Florida Job Growth Grant Fund”.
June 8, 2017 - 3:45pm
June 8, 2017 - 8:00am
As South Florida experienced torrential rain Wednesday, with more promised through the weekend, folks in communities east, west and south of Lake Okeechobee nervously watched the big lake rise.
June 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
In recent months, we have seen Venezuela slip into complete chaos. Under the brutal and oppressive dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro, we have seen things go from bad to worse. Food and medicine shortages, violence on the streets and economic uncertainty.
June 8, 2017 - 6:00am
Vero Beach High School on Florida's east coast, has failed to respect the Fi
June 7, 2017 - 8:15am
For years I’ve traveled back and forth to Tallahassee attempting to have an impact on the legislative process. I’ve watched the way things have worked in Tallahassee and have become disgusted by it. The people of Florida have been shut out of the process. We have had our voices muffled and silenced. As one back room deal paves the way for the next back room deal, the people of Florida have continually footed the bill for pet projects, higher regulations (that we then have to live under), corporate welfare schemes and crony capitalism projects.
June 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Scott, the revival of the Florida economy has been marked by annual job growth and tourism rates that outpace the national average. The inextricable link between Florida’s investment in its tourism industry and this economic recovery is affirmed by the statistics.
June 6, 2017 - 7:00am
As changing technologies and preferences make government-funded broadcasting increasingly preposterous, such broadcasting actually becomes useful by illustrating two dismal facts. One is the immortality of entitlements that especially benefit those among society's articulate upper reaches who feel entitled. The other fact is how impervious government programs are to evidence incompatible with their premises.
June 5, 2017 - 7:00am
A curious thing happened on President Trump's way out of the Paris climate accord. American mayors, governors, corporate leaders and others immediately committed to meeting the agreement's terms, anyway.
June 5, 2017 - 6:00am
Those who scoffed in March at the South Florida Water Management District's Python Elimination Program can eat their words now.
June 3, 2017 - 7:00am
So what if, in his speech last week to NATO, Donald Trump didn't explicitly reaffirm the provision that an attack on one is an attack on all?
June 3, 2017 - 10:15am
Something smells rotten at the Florida Department of Transportation.
June 2, 2017 - 8:45am
Yesterday my phone rang, and my text messages blew up asking me, had I read the article in the Miami Herald about an email Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez sent.
May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm
It looks as if the child care communities in Miami and Chicago each will get their wish.
May 31, 2017 - 2:15pm
On Tuesday night the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee tried to convene for the umpteenth time to pass a resolution -- a resolution that would call for the resignation of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
May 30, 2017 - 5:15pm
Individuals, small business-owners and corporate professionals are aware of the crushing burden represented by our outdated federal tax code, unchanged since 1986.