Promoting Civility and Practicing the Golden Rule Every Day

| Posted in Opinion Pieces

Too often, all the American people see of Congress is hyper-partisan bickering on cable TV. What they don’t see when the cameras are turned off? Many of us are friends. The policy disputes? They aren’t personal, even when passionate. We are passionate because we all love our country. We want to serve the people who sent us to Washington to get things done for the American people. And we believe st...

Pinellas Beach Renourishment Ready to Begin, But Homeowners Must Sign Easements First

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Pinellas County received good news last week from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — almost $30 million in federal funding is now available to renourish up to 10.5 miles of our beaches. Beach renourishment is critical to protecting our coastline and our economy. We have some of the best beaches in the world, visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, which provide unrivaled recreation...

Crist: Protect, strengthen Social Security, Medicare

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Social Security and Medicare represent America’s promise that after a lifetime of hard work and paying into the system, senior citizens have earned greater financial security in their golden years, free from abject poverty. Likewise, Medicaid is a commitment to the very poor and disabled, that they not be left hopeless and without medical care. My neighbors in Pinellas County, who I am proud to re...

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