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Ab-normalization: Florida imposes sanctions on itself

Ab-normalization: Florida imposes sanctions on itself

When Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus folded its tent last month, 400 Floridians lost their jobs. Now, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott appears determined to turn his state’s drive for jobs into a Cuba policy clown show.


Shameless in Tallahassee

Shameless in Tallahassee

There’s a battle brewing between the Florida House and Senate over how to use the $1 billion budget surplus. Then there’s Gov. Rick Scott who wants to dole it out as tax breaks to rich individuals and even richer corporations, naturally.


How Rubio helped his ex-con brother-in-law acquire a real estate license

How Rubio helped his ex-con brother-in-law acquire a real estate license

When Marco Rubio was majority whip of the Florida House of Representatives, he used his official position to urge state regulators to grant a real estate license to his brother-in-law, a convicted cocaine trafficker who had been released from prison 20 months earlier.


Jeb announces (officially) candidacy for president

Jeb announces (officially) candidacy for president

Jeb Bush announced his 2016 candidacy for President of the United States in Miami at the Kendall campus of Miami-Dade College. Progreso Weekly offers you what was the prepared speech.


Florida lawmakers sour on Big Sugar land deal to aid Everglades

Florida lawmakers sour on Big Sugar land deal to aid Everglades

Will billions in voter-supported conservation funds help save the Everglades? It is a question being asked by an overwhelming group of Florida voters who supported Amendment 1 in last year’s election.


Florida struggles to pay the tab for rejecting Obamacare

Florida struggles to pay the tab for rejecting Obamacare

Governor Rick Scott and conservative state lawmakers are finding that it’s not so easy to cover the poor without expanding Medicaid.


Mr. President, use Everglades backdrop to shun sugar cash and honor Earth Day

Mr. President, use Everglades backdrop to shun sugar cash and honor Earth Day

It makes sense for President Barack Obama to be in the Everglades on Earth Day. He will draw attention to both the Everglades and the massive economic consequences of global warming and climate change.


Jeb Bush funneled almost $2 Billion in FL pension funds to Brother’s ‘Pioneer’ donors

Jeb Bush funneled almost $2 Billion in FL pension funds to Brother’s ‘Pioneer’ donors

Dang – talk about return on investment. This is the same scam Chris Christie has been running in New Jersey – looting State Pension Funds to reward political donors. It screws middle class workers who paid into these funds, while benefiting the 1%-ers who bankroll Republcan campaigns.


Is Bob Menendez the type of public servant we want?

Is Bob Menendez the type of public servant we want?

All I ask is the question I keep repeating: Is this the kind of public servant we want to lead us in Washington?


Florida’s climate denial could cause catastrophic recession

Florida’s climate denial could cause catastrophic recession

Florida has led the way in all but ignoring the growing twin threats created by human-caused climate change — sea level rise and superstorm surge — thereby creating a trillion-dollar real-estate bubble in coastal property.


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