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November 28, 2015

Editor's column

Nudging the Battleship

Like most of Florida, the seven-county region of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties is wrestling with growth. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2007


Published on 5/1/2007


From its enactment in 2001, the plan to restore what remains of the Everglades has been a vehicle with a lot of moving pieces. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2007


Test scores indicate that Florida's AP students know "less about civics and U.S. history than students in virtually every other comparable state." Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

Here We Go Again

In 2005, the Legislature created the 15-member Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, to counsel the state on growth issues. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Three C's

These are heady times for the arts in Florida. Miami has a stunning new performing arts center. In St. Petersburg the beautifully renovated Mahaffey Theater has reopened. Tampa's performing arts center is healthy. Miramar wants to build an $18-million cul Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Charters' Place

Over the past eight years, groups across Florida have been starting charter schools at an average rate of about 40 a year. There are now about 370 charter schools in the state. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Premium Solutions

On a plane trip some years ago, I sat next to an insurance company executive who gave me an interesting, if abbreviated, perspective on his business. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006


From my window here at Florida Trend's main office, I can see close to $100-million worth of new investment without using my peripheral vision. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006


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


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

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