It’s not too late to make a difference for Florida

The pundits are predicting that Republicans will take 50 – 60 seats in the House, with Democrats having only a 16 percent chance of retaining the majority.  But interestingly, it seems that many races have been tightening in these last days before Election Day.  The Florida Governor’s race is a toss-up.  The New York Times’ … Continue reading It’s not too late to make a difference for Florida

A perfect example: vote NO on Amendment 4

Today’s Naples Daily News has a front-page story titled “Golden Gate Estates: Shopping center’s future up to vote.”  It’s a perfect example of what will happen if Amendment 4 is passed.  Amendment 4, referred to as “Hometown Democracy,” would require voters to approve by referendum the adoption and amendment of local government comprehensive land use … Continue reading A perfect example: vote NO on Amendment 4

School Board District 1 race – the issues (revised 11:15 AM ET)

(This post was revised to correct the second paragraph.  The original post distributed by email incorrectly referred to Barbara Berry as Pat Carroll's opponent in District 1.  Carroll's opponent is Rosanne Winter.)Three of the five Collier County School Board seats are up for election this year.  (The other two Board seats will be up in 2012.)  … Continue reading School Board District 1 race – the issues (revised 11:15 AM ET)

Local endorsements – continued

A reader asked, in response to my previous “Local endorsements” post, for guidance on several  ballot items I had not discussed: the Mosquito Control District 2 and Soil & Water Conservation Group 4 elections, the nonbinding state-wide advisory referendum calling for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and the county straw ballot question … Continue reading Local endorsements – continued