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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers

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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — Firm but flexible rules for painkillers The federal government issued largely sensible guidelines last week for prescribing pain medication that are designed to prevent opioid overdoses and abuse. There is clearly a need for a national standard to help doctors better manage drugs such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, the abuse of which helped fuel a nationwide pill mill epidemic that resulted in drug addictions and deaths.…

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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers

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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — A quiet, mixed year for the Florida Legislature They repealed the ban on unmarried couples living together, closed public records to protect Ultimate Fighter broadcasts and earmarked millions for police radios nobody requested. They kept a new downtown medical school for the University of South Florida on track but refused to spend a nickel on a Tampa waterfront park. They pushed out the state’s surgeon general, approved…

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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — Death penalty fix should have gone further Unwilling to abolish the death penalty, the Florida Legislature at least should have done everything possible to ensure the sentencing process is constitutional. Instead, lawmakers pulled up just short. That mistake will leave Florida an outlier and likely result in another court challenge. Legislation sent to Gov. Rick Scott this week addresses the key issue that led the U.S. Supreme…

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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — Less is better from the Florida Legislature It’s not over until it’s over. But with any luck, the 2016 legislative session will be best remembered for the bad ideas state lawmakers are killing rather than for the good public policy they are approving. With two weeks left before the scheduled adjournment, let’s hope the dead are not miraculously brought back to life and that the trend continues.…

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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times —  Florida’s rotten record on helping jobless A report this month cements Florida’s standing as the worst provider of unemployment insurance in the nation. The state’s shameless attempt to save money at the expense of one of its most vulnerable populations is responsible for the dubious distinction. The Legislature should reverse the onerous eligibility requirements it created for qualified applicants for jobless benefits and force state officials to…

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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination With much of the attention during this unpredictable presidential campaign focused on conservative Republicans eager to back an uncompromising outsider, many Democrats are just as determined to buck the establishment and pursue a more liberal direction. The battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination has been surprisingly close and could stretch beyond Florida’s March 15 primary. But…

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A roundup of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — Court, lawmakers must overhaul death penalty The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month invalidating Florida’s death penalty sentencing system gives the state an opportunity to end this outdated, arbitrary and ineffective punishment. But this is Florida, and lawmakers are tinkering with the death penalty instead of abolishing it. They at least have an obligation to ensure that any fix for death penalty sentencing clears the minimum constitutional…

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