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“…just one mile of asphalt…”

April 18, 2014, No comments

During the late 70′s, state revenues began their cyclical decline and we felt it in the legislature as we developed our annual budget.  Four of ...

The Triumvirate of the Golden Age of the Florida Legislature

April 11, 2014, No comments

Reprinted in part, from the Palm Beach Post, March 16, 2014: “With the passing last week of maybe Florida’s greatest governor, Reubin Aske ...

Maybe Great Presidents?

April 4, 2014, No comments

In my book, The Golden Years…The Florida Legislature, I volunteer the names of 5 individuals that I feel might have made great presidents.  Now ...

Changing Public Policy Often Takes Time

March 28, 2014, No comments

Perhaps as with almost anything else, changing public policy often takes time.  Some 40 years ago, after my election to the Florida House of Represen ...

Vintage Governor Askew

March 20, 2014, No comments

“I arrived for my appointment with Governor Askew in the Old Capitol.  His office was dark and decorated quite differently from that of his pre ...

Other Promising Candidates for Governor

March 14, 2014, 2 Comments

With the passing this week of former Governor Reubin Askew, an obvious long shot for that office  in 1970, it prompted the thought about other candid ...