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Miami HeraldHealthcare fix hurts small business: Lawmakers are racing to complete a bill that improves the nation’s healthcare system before the momentum for reform runs out. The need for this legislation is clear, as is the need to move quickly. But reform should not place an unfair burden on one of the most vital and endangered sectors of our economy — small business.

Orlando SentinelIt’s time to get NASA’s groove back: Today it’s hard to imagine anyone but space buffs getting excited about anything NASA does. The agency’s missions these days would be lucky to attract a small fraction of American Idol’s viewership.

St. Petersburg TimesPutting a cap on Department of Children and Families caseloads would help Florida foster children at risk: The Department of Children and Families cannot rely on luck to keep Florida’s foster children safe. To deter lying, the state needs to fully enforce a law passed years ago that makes falsifying child welfare records a felony. DCF also needs to reconsider caseworkers’ hiring and supervision and, perhaps most critically, consider limiting their caseloads.

Tampa Tribune – Don’t let reform lead us to ruin: But his insistence that Congress pass legislation before members leave for their August break is foolhardy. The different proposals will cost from $1 trillion to $2 trillion, and most members of Congress, not to mention the American people, have yet to figure out just what is in the 1,000-plus page bill unveiled by the House last week.

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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