Today on Context Florida: If ever there were a legislative wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing of “fiscal responsibility,” changes to public-employee pensions would be that perpetually hungry beast, writes Daniel Tilson. A cohort of the elected officials in Tallahassee is trying to turn working and retired people against each other.
A few pols use conversations with God to guide their opinions on medical marijuana, says Gary Stein. Elected advocates who seem to be listening to higher powers are supporting Florida bills that have a reasonable chance of passing this year.
The New York Times used the word “schmutz” in an article on raising the height of the Bayonne Bridge. Rich Sloane loves when Yiddish shows up in the media; it gives him a feeling of being part of something that others want in on.
Florida has difficult challenges in delivering oral-health services to low-income children, says Dr. Frank Catalanotto, and Florida’s prepaid “carved out” dental-health plans, a system that works, will be threatened if Medicaid HMOs take over management of dental services