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Medicaid expansion left behind, but even Tampa Trib still calling for GOP change of heart

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The Florida House abandoned its session earlier this year. In doing so, they left the question of Medicaid expansion on the table. Then in a special session they rejected a Senate plan to draw down $51 billion in federal dollars to expand health care to more than 800,000 poor Floridians. Gov. Rick Scott agreed with the House’s decision. There’s not much that can be done between now and the 2016 legislative session, but that didn’t stop the conservative Tampa Tribune…

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St. Petersburg Times editorial: Jeff Greene and Kendrick Meek are ‘two seriously flawed candidates’

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If there is any doubt that the St. Petersburg Times intends to lend its considerable weight to Charlie Crist’s campaign, then just read today’s editorial in which the editorial board writes, “Jeff Greene and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami was entertaining, enlightening — and entirely disappointing all at the same time. These are two seriously flawed candidates, and Democrats have a difficult choice to make just two months from today.” The lowlights of the editorial: “The decision comes down…

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St. Petersburg Times editorial: Jeff Greene and Kendrick Meek are ‘two seriously flawed candidates’

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If there is any doubt that the St. Petersburg Times intends to lend its considerable weight to Charlie Crist’s campaign, then just read today’s editorial in which the editorial board writes, “Jeff Greene and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami [were] entertaining, enlightening — and entirely disappointing all at the same time. These are two seriously flawed candidates, and Democrats have a difficult choice to make just two months from today.” The lowlights of the editorial: “The decision comes down…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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The only thing better than if the courtroom in which the St. Petersburg Times is squaring off against the City of St. Petersburg today over the city’s ban on street-side solicitations collapses, would be if Media General joined the lawsuit and the courtroom collapses with their lawyers in it as well. That is a possibility, albeit far-removed, now that Media General, the parent company of the Tampa Tribune, filed a motion in federal court Wednesday to support the Times Publishing Company’s attempt to halt…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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The only thing better than if the courtroom in which the St. Petersburg Times is squaring off against the City of St. Petersburg today over the city’s ban on street-side solicitations collapses, would be if Media General joined the lawsuit and the courtroom collapses with their lawyers in it as well. That is a possibility, albeit far-removed, now that Media General, the parent company of the Tampa Tribune, filed a motion in federal court Wednesday to support the Times Publishing Company’s attempt to halt…

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Pensacola News-Journal editorial: Charlie Crist should run as Independent

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The Pensacola News Journal, I believe, is the first major newspaper to editorialize that Charlie Crist should drop out of the Republican Primary and run as an Independent or with No Party Affiliation: It’s time for Gov. Charlie Crist to abandon his Republican primary run for the U.S. Senate and instead face off against challengers Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek as an Independent in the November election. Such a race would allow Florida voters to make a clear liberal-moderate-conservative choice……

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Times editorial: ‘Clean sweep needed at the top of SPC’ – in other words, it’s time to get rid of Deveron Gibbons

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The St. Petersburg Times editorial board is urging Governor Charlie Crist to not re-appoint Deveron Gibbons to the Board of Trustees at St. Petersburg College.  An excerpt: The selection of Tallahassee Community College president Bill Law this week as the new president for St. Petersburg College was predictable, safe and uninspiring. Now Gov. Charlie Crist should be more creative and bring some fresh faces to the college’s board of trustees. As long as the college is embarking on a new…

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