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St. Petersburg Times – GOP politics trumps policy – The Republican legislative caucus that approved an insurance plan in 2008 that has failed to cover a single Floridian now has another health care plan that is more politics than policy. Sen. Carey Baker of Eustis and Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood are pushing a state constitutional amendment aimed at exempting Floridians and their employers from any potential federal mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance. Daytona Beach News Journal –…

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St. Petersburg Times – Bill Foster for St. Petersburg mayor – One candidate for St. Petersburg mayor offers the experience and leadership to build on the city’s accomplishments and meet its challenges. Bill Foster embraces the progress and offers an optimistic vision for the future. Kathleen Ford sees flaws, fights old battles and charts a different direction — backward. Lakeland Ledger – Public Service Commission: Regulators and the Regulated – Whatever the scandal-ridden Florida Public Service Commission decides regarding multibillion-dollar…

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St. Petersburg Times – Plugging the Internet tax drain – The Republican-dominated Pinellas County Commission smartly voted last week to sue online travel companies like Priceline and Expedia that have avoided fully paying the county’s bed tax. Too bad their Republican colleagues in the Florida Legislature are not as aggressive in addressing other unfair tax policies, including by extending the state sales tax to all Internet sales. Daytona Beach News Journal – Deserved, but also wanting of further vindication –…

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A healty dose of debate over health care, hunger and transportation can be found in Sunday’s editorial pages: St. Petersburg Times – Good social policy, good business: University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft served her institution and her community well last week in announcing that USF would extend benefits to the domestic partners of its employees. The announcement was but a small part of Genshaft’s annual “State of the University” address. But it marked a big step forward in…

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A back-to-school theme finds its way into many of the editorials found in today’s Sunday papers. St. Petersburg Times – USF students brave ethical stands worth of notice: At least twice this year, students at the University of South Florida have been put in the difficult position of deciding whether to overlook superiors’ wrongdoing or tell the truth. In the end, they demonstrating more integrity than their superiors. They should be commended by USF and the community. Daytona News Journal…

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The editorial pages along the I-4 Corridor this Sunday look at a wide range of issues, from the health care debate to space, from consumer protection to oil drilling. Here’s a summary: St. Petersburg Times – On Reform, Move Past Fears: “The American people should not spend this summer’s congressional recess succumbing to the fearmongering and outright lies that some House Republicans and special interest groups are using to erode public support for comprehensive health care reform. The stakes are…

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Miami Herald – Healthcare 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 Sentinel – It’s time to get NASA’s groove back: Today it’s hard to imagine…

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