Today on Context Florida:
Our country is rooted in the American Dream, which tells us that the opportunity for a better life exists for each of us. Alex Sanchez, CEO of the Florida Bankers Association, is proud to be part of an industry that helps people turn their dreams into reality. Each day, banks provide funds for Floridians to buy a home, attend college or start a business.
Over the past 30 years, no state has played championship football better than Florida, says Bob Sparks. However, the Florida State Seminoles are about to become the first champion to be unwillingly denied the chance to go to Washington. What happened? The official reason is “scheduling conflicts.” These kinds of events always work out, but somehow not for FSU. It is fair to assume something other than scheduling is in play.
Gary Stein supports Amendment 2, and now it is time to get serious on medical marijuana. Until the Florida law passes Amendment 2 and it is fully implemented or until a new federal law trumps the crazy-quilt patchwork of state laws, forced choices will be made.
When we invest wisely in our children, we invest in a brighter tomorrow, writes Dominic Calabro and David Lawrence Jr. If we want a booming economy, we need to put our money where it counts. That means Florida needs to invest more – significantly more — in early learning.