April 26, 2015

Editor's column

Roofs

Until the run-up in home prices, discussions involving construction of housing for lower-income people occurred pretty much out of the mainstream, among do-gooders, bureaucrats and the few developers who specialized in "affordable housing." Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Reasoning Animals

Two stories from the state's growth management front this summer. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Rules Of The Game

Looking at Florida's research sector these days, there are a number of reasons for optimism: Florida now ranks among the top 10 biotech centers, according to the Ernst & Young Global Biotechnology Report. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Peripheral Visionaries

For several months now, like many Floridians, I've followed the coverage of the four men who want to succeed Jeb Bush as governor. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Opportunities

Because of her gender, my daughter is likely to have fewer chances to play on a team than her brother at most colleges in Florida and in the U.S. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

Six of 10

In Florida, funding for career education only amounts to about 5% of total education funding and six of every 10 ninth-graders either drop out of high school or don't go on to college if they finish high school. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2006

Eye on the Ball

People may move to Florida, but getting them to transplant their core, heartfelt allegiances from "back home" is often a tricky proposition. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Tectonic Plates

Florida's immigrant workers, documented and undocumented, once were visible only in our fields and groves. No more. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

Cleaning Up

One of the most interesting and important bits of government policy-making these days is going on in a group called the Pollutant Trading Policy Advisory Committee (PTPAC). Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Indexing Success

One of the traits of successful people, businesses and communities is the ability to engage in an open, honest examination of where they are, where they want to go and what they're doing to get there. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Getting By

Much in a new report from the LeRoy Collins Institute called "Tough Choices: Facing Florida's Revenue Shortfall" seems right on the money. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

Summer 2005: The Big Bloom

Here on the Gulf Coast, newspaper stories about red tide appear annually, as regular and predictable as humidity. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Exit Interview

I first encountered Hodding Carter III the way most people my age did -- as a face on the television screen. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2005

Safety

Most who encounter evidence of sexual abuse either don't recognize it for what it is or don't know what to do. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Business Units

Imagine being able to engineer a membrane with holes so small that trying to put a human hair through one would be like pushing a condo tower through a doughnut hole. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Mentes sin Fronteras

Demographic diversity expands to central Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Degrees of Frustration

No one's happy in higher education these days. In the short term, the disquiet has to do with how power is distributed among the Legislature, governor, educational bureaucracy and administrators of the state's colleges and universities. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2005

The Cancer Equation

As is so often the case in so many areas of science, high-tech and business in the state, Florida has been slow to invest in the people and institutions that would make the state first-rate rather than cut-rate. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2005

Stirrings on the Water Front

A skirmish over water in southwest Florida may offer a good preview of bad things to come in Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Business's Moment

Four organizations -- the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, the Council of 100 and TaxWatch -- may be close to working effectively in concert for the first time. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

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