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Green Light To Developers

When Gov. Chiles appointed Jim Murley, then the executive director of a private environmental protection group, to head the state agency that enforces Florida's growth-management program, you might have expected... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

The Real Orlando Magic

This story is no longer available. Please contact the Florida Trend circulation department at (727) 821-5800 to see if a back issue is available for this month. Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Why Florida's Governor Gets No Respect

In January 1995, Republican Senator Mario Diaz-Balart, chair of the Florida Senate Committee on Ways and Means, unilaterally ordered state executive agencies to reduce their budget requests for the next... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Penny Pinching

Three years ago, the state Legislature set aside $1 million to fund the Florida Trade Data Center in Miami. Next month, the funding runs out, and the center may be... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Storm Watch

Late on the afternoon of October 4, as Hurricane Opal began biting into the Panhandle's sugar-sand beaches, state Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson sat in his office, worriedly working the phones.... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Readers

FLORIDA EDUCATIONOn behalf of the school board members and all of the education community throughout Florida, I would like to take this opportunity to raise a few points concerning your... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Market Intelligence

Supermarket shoppers usually know exactly what they want. They speed up and down aisles, filling their carts with the same brands they've been buying for years: Kellogg's corn flakes and... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Hooked On Sugar

Forgive Bradenton Congressman Dan Miller for thinking he could take on the U.S. sugar program. Forgive him for thinking his Republican brethren, who talk such a good game about cutting... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaAbout 5,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went on strike Sept. 7 against the nation's largest car hauler, Miami-based Ryder System Inc. As a result of the strike,... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1995

Beef Is Back

"Where's the beef?" is really a cry from the 1980s when beef consumption in this country declined. Today, however, big-check steak house sales are soaring. Even the stomach SWAT squads... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

You Asked For This Job, Bill

As I write this, no fewer than four hurricanes, tropical depressions or storms are playing a threatening game of tag out in the Atlantic. We are rapidly running through the... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

Readers

The Leadership Void Tim Ireland's article in the August issue ("Is the Legislature Irrelevant?") seems to portray the Legislature as not being pertinent or not relating to the issues at... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

When Rhetoric Meets Reality

A window of opportunity for reforming Florida's financial regulatory system is closing, without having let in as much change as some observers had hoped. Not long after he was elected... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaEffective in September, State Farm Insurance announced it would no longer write new policies in Florida for single-family homes, condominiums, mobile homes or commercial property. The Bloomington, Ill.-based company, the... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

Sweet Talk

To Dominicis, a vice president of Flo-Sun Inc., Florida's second-largest sugar cane grower, the U.S. system is good trade policy. The government makes loans available to farmers and limits sugar... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1995

Savoring Sarasota

I took a different tack on my latest swing through Sarasota. I added a search for the best breakfasts in addition to pinpointing newcomers of note and updating the ledger... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Education

Everybody talked about it. Business executives bemoaned new employees they had to re-educate; development officials complained of their frustration in trying to lure companies because of inadequate schools; social workers... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Card Game

After years of delay, state and federal officials finally are taking steps to convert Florida's vast government benefits business from a paper-based system to electronic debit-cards. Financial institutions are fighting... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Around the State

FloridaSecurities dealer Merrill Lynch and Co., accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand and law firm Shereff, Friedman, Hoffman & Goodman will pay $100 million to the State of Florida to settle... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

Cyber Teachers

Like other four- to six-year-olds around Florida with learning disabilities, the students who attend prekindergarten class at Webster School in St. Augustine receive a year or more of special instruction... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1995

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