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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: December 9, 2014 10:30 AM
 

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is a relatively young state agency, having been carved out of the old Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services back in 1997.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: November 5, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Amendment 2, the ill-fated attempt to legalize “medical” marijuana, was soundly defeated on Tuesday. So why did Amendment 2 lose, especially when it started out at 88 percent voter support?

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 29, 2014 3:50 PM
 

It seems that the Amendment 2 campaign for so-called medical marijuana is self-imploding.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 27, 2014 12:00 PM
 

John Morgan is the ubiquitous trial attorney who has his name plastered on everything from buses to billboards all around the state.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 17, 2014 3:55 AM
 

With only a couple of weeks left in this campaign season, Amendment 2 continues a precipitous slide to what looks like a resounding defeat.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: September 24, 2014 3:55 AM
 

I watched today as the Florida State University board of trustees took testimony from interested faculty and students on who should be selected as the next president of the university.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: September 11, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Recently some FSU professors bought a full-page ad in the Tallahassee Democrat and another professor wrote an op-ed to slam Sen. John Thrasher for many perceived mistakes in the hope that he won’t become FSU’s next president.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: June 12, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) announced Tuesday the launch of their Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot Coalition, which is about educating the public on the dire impact if Amendment 2 is approved allowing medical marijuana.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: May 28, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Sandy D’Alemberte is right. John Thrasher is well-qualified to become Florida State University’s next president.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: May 15, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Within the next few weeks, the Legislature will officially deliver the fiscal 2014-15 budget to Gov. Rick Scott for his perusal and ultimate approval.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: March 31, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Medical marijuana and Charlotte’s Web are inextricably linked due both to politics and policy.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: January 2, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Much has been written lately about whether U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will jump into the governor’s race. While I’ve thought for a long time that he would not do so, I’ve recently changed my mind because of comments he's made about the race.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 16, 2013 3:55 AM
 

The best Democrat to run for governor is a name not even being mentioned. He is their best hope because Nan Rich and Charlie Crist are not going to defeat Gov. Rick Scott.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: May 22, 2013 3:55 AM
For 27 years now, Florida TaxWatch has been announcing its annual Turkey List. As a lobbyist who has specialized in putting “Member Projects,” as we like to call them, into the state budget, this is a time-honored process.
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: April 15, 2013 2:15 PM

There are many reasons the Legislature should embrace Smart Justice legislation, including significant benefits to public safety.
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: April 3, 2013 3:55 AM

The mainstream media have had it in for Gov. Rick Scott ever since he decided to run for office.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: July 13, 2012 12:00 PM
In 1992, I was the executive director of the Florida Democratic Party. I managed political operations for the Democrats in one of the largest swing states in our nation.
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: June 14, 2012 3:55 AM
President Ronald Reagan said it best: “It’s not that liberals are ignorant, it’s just that what they know is wrong.” And boy, have they got it wrong over this "voter purge" issue.
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: May 4, 2012 3:55 AM
The first meeting of Gov. Rick Scott’s Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection took place on Tuesday in Tallahassee to get organized for a series of public hearings around the state in their own version of a listening tour.
 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: January 5, 2012 3:55 AM

Six years, $100 million. That’s what Democrats are saying Mitt Romney has spent in the race so far for the presidency, as if somehow it's a bad thing.

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