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Good riddance to Joel Greenberg, Central Florida’s worst politician | Editorial

Good riddance to Joel Greenberg, Central Florida’s worst politician | Editorial

The Orlando Sentinel’s editorial board video-interviewed one of two Republican candidates for Seminole County tax collector this week, J.R. Kroll. The other candidate, Brian Beute, didn’t sit in. He’s collateral damage in Joel Greenberg’s scorched-earth re-election campaign. Advertisement Greenberg, who until recently was the incumbent tax collector, is under , accused of posing as a “very concerned student” in fake letters to the private school where Beute teaches, falsely accusing him of sexual misconduct. As if sexual assault on kids wasn’t enough, the feds say Greenberg falsely wrote...

July 9, 2020
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Does moving the capital from Tallahassee to Central Florida make sense? Let’s find out | Editorial

Does moving the capital from Tallahassee to Central Florida make sense? Let’s find out | Editorial

Earlier this year, state lawmakers decided that should have , allowing her to work work outside of Tallahassee and closer to home from time to time. Florida’s Supreme Court justices are allowed to have remote offices as well. The developments are notable trend because they’re a tacit admission that Tallahassee is the center of government in name, but not in geography. Advertisement The only way to make Florida’s capital less convenient for the public would be to house it in Pensacola. The drive from Miami — where Nunez lives, and one of the nation’s biggest metro areas — to Tallahassee is...

August 13, 2019
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DeSantis task force again reveals the Florida governor’s leadership flaws | Editorial

DeSantis task force again reveals the Florida governor’s leadership flaws | Editorial

Every time you think Ron DeSantis might be starting to head down the right road, he steers the car into another ditch. Late last week, Florida’s governor decided to keep schools closed and continue distance learning through the end of the school year. Good call. Why make teachers and parents worry about heading back to campus and risk exposure with just a few weeks remaining in the academic year? Advertisement Then he decided to finally reveal the names of elder-care facilities where patients and staff have tested positive for the coronavirus, though only after an outcry from elder...

April 21, 2020
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Rick Scott is raising money by attacking the American worker | Editorial

Rick Scott is raising money by attacking the American worker | Editorial

To Florida’s junior senator, the unemployed are today’s welfare queens, out to game the system and cheat the taxpayer. In a recent , Sen. Rick Scott warned would-be donors, “Businesses looking to reopen are telling us their employees don’t want to come back to work because they collect more on unemployment.” Advertisement Really? Because the CEO of Domino’s Pizza in an earnings call last week that he’s seen a “very significant increase in applicant flow” despite the more generous federal unemployment payments. We reached out to Scott’s office for specific examples of who was saying...

April 28, 2020
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Want to thank grocery store clerks? Raise Florida minimum wage to $15 an hour | Editorial

Want to thank grocery store clerks? Raise Florida minimum wage to $15 an hour | Editorial

The pandemic has broadened our definition of hero. Joining the ranks of doctors, nurses, cops and firefighters are grocery store cashiers, home health aides, restaurant servers and fast-food cooks. Advertisement They’ve been going to work every day during the coronavirus outbreak to keep us fed, stocked up and healthy. The public has responded with words of thanks, generous tips and appreciative sidewalk chalk art. That’s all very nice, but here’s how Floridians can show their gratitude in a more tangible and enduring way: By voting yes on this fall, which would gradually raise the state’s...

May 9, 2020
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A peevish DeSantis now blames user error for unemployment woes | Editorial

A peevish DeSantis now blames user error for unemployment woes | Editorial

As if getting laid off isn’t scary enough, as if getting put through the unemployment wringer isn’t humiliating and frustrating enough, Gov. Ron DeSantis has decided to start blaming the jobless for the state’s failure to pay benefits. In other words, the governor thinks the vast majority of the hundreds of thousands of people who still haven’t received unemployment benefits to pay for rent and food have only themselves to blame. User error. Advertisement Not a state unemployment system that was designed to fail and frustrate workers who find themselves out of a job through no fault of...

May 19, 2020
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