April 20, 2014

Editor's column

Florida, the Sonnenschein State?

The city of Gainesville, looking to be a renewable energy leader in a state with plenty of sunshine but very little solar power, has turned to Germany for a model. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

State Budget Fuss

Published on 1/1/2009

We're Too Much into Debt

Floridians are upside-down in mortgages, and everything else. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Sugar Buyout Only Adds to Complexity of Everglades Restoration

The South Florida Water Management District is now slogging through the process of evaluating how much U.S. Sugar is worth. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

The Power of School Choice

The Florida Supreme Court may have removed two amendments relating to the use of vouchers in the public school system from the November ballot, but the issue of introducing more choice into the schools won’t go away, nor should it. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Florida Is Still 'a Place That Draws People'

In bumpy economic times like the present, national media outlets in particular are prone to a chorus of “Is it all over for Florida?” stories, most often with some kind of “trouble in paradise” backbeat. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

A New Era for Public Transit?

Now, gas prices north of $4 a gallon find journalists back on the buses and rail cars, dutifully documenting big increases in transit ridership all over the state. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

Winning May Solve Everything in Fla. Baseball

Both the Rays and the Marlins are playing winning baseball, but is that enough to bring revenue and the fans? Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Speculation in Real Estate

Plenty of average people who didn’t know better got into homes by borrowing half the purchase price with an interest-only mortgage loan. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

No Water, No Growth

New Florida residents can get by without enough roads or schools, but they can’t live without water. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

Society's Knee-Jerk Inclination for Prescribed Drugs

We Americans don’t like to hurt. And we’re wealthy enough as a society not to have to. When we’re in pain, whether emotional or physical, we’re conditioned to “take something for it.” Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

Gauging Florida's Future in Ethanol

And it looks good. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2008

New State Song Out of Tune

“Old Folks at Home,” aka “Way Down Upon The Swanee River,” has been Florida’s official song since 1935. For whatever reason, the Legislature decided in the middle of the Depression to dump the previous state song... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2008

Inside Baseball

Fifty years ago, a Tampa businessman named Harris Mullen published the magazine’s first issue (April 1958). Anniversaries are double-edged propositions — they can make you feel old, or they can remind you how vital you are. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2008

Someday, Soon?

In 1958, the state’s universities didn’t even charge tuition, only a $75-per-semester "student fee." Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

Healthy

Hotelier Harris Rosen is still making revolutionary inroads on his company's healthcare plan. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2007

Rain on the Roof

Florida Trend has written a lot about water in Florida for the past several years, and some of that professional focus spilled over into a personal trip I made this summer to Bermuda. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2007

Neighbors

NIMBY can look different from the inside. Mark Howard My own back yard is an older subdivision that sticks out, blisterlike, from the southeastern edge of the Pinellas County peninsula... Read more »
Published on 9/1/2007

An Opening

Discussion of how to improve Florida’s higher-ed system plays out between two poles. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2007

10 Years Later

A little more than a decade ago I wrote an article for Florida Trend about changes in the federal welfare laws and their potential impact on Florida citizens and businesses... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2007

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