Today on Context Florida: 2016 talk, spring cleaning, wind insurance and “control freaks”

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Today on Context Florida: It may be early, but talk has already begun on the 2016 presidential election, says Ed Moore; and the extent of this discussion falls slightly below using Angie’s List to determine which roofing company to hire.

Erin O’Flaherty has been giving some thought about spring-cleaning rituals. She may not know how they all started, but this year, spring-cleaning for her is part of a life-changing event both mentally and emotionally taxing.

Wind insurance is an issue that causes blood pressures to rise all over Key West, writes Linda Cunningham. You may think Keys residents pay more because they are more likely to blow away in the next hurricane. Except there is not a shred of truth to that.

Daniel Tilson rails against Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature, this time about “control freaks” in government that interfere in “local and personal decision-making to ‘pay back’ or ‘play quid-quo-pro’ with big business, partisan political, religious and other special interests.” Once again, Tilson calls on people to resist “big, bad government power grabs.”

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.