Monthly Archives: June 2012

Where power lies

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend last Saturday’s Florida Conservation Coalition event at Silver Springs. It definitely had great attendance and generated good feelings. Even before the event, the Coalition asked asked Governor Rick Scott to establish a “Resource Planning … Continue reading

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The People’s Front of Silver Springs

We can be sure that the Florida Conservation Coalition’s June 23 event at Silver Springs will be a great educational and motivational success. The organizers and speakers are focusing on the water issues important to all Floridians. Silver Springs and … Continue reading

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An old Florida voting tradition

It turns out that research for my book on Napoleon Broward has current relevance-or at least shows historical continuities. For example, the tradition of Florida vote-rigging goes far back. Recently, the large Republican majority in the Florida Legislature passed many … Continue reading

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“There was no documentation or testimony to substantiate any violations”

As I wrote last week, the top DEP wetlands mitigation expert was suspended from her job two days after refusing to assent to a very questionable permit. According to the Department, that is not why she was suspended. Oh no, … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and peppers and insurance

According to a new study from the Environmental Working Group, a single Florida tomato and pepper  farmer “(454362941)” benefited in 2011 from $1.9 million in crop insurance subsidies (p. 9). The U.S. Department of Agriculture does not reveal the name … Continue reading

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