Aug 09, 17

Along with California and Texas, Florida has positioned itself to be a national leader in economic growth in this century.

Spurred on by a massive population increase since 1970 (the Census now estimates the state’s population at 20.27 million, up from 6.8 million in 1970), Florida has...

Jun 27, 17

The University of Florida and the city of Gainesville have put forth a forward-thinking strategic development plan to improve the growth and economic vitality of Gainesville and enhance collaboration between the city and university.

Led by UF Senior Vice President and Chief Operating...

Jun 12, 17

Bob Graham is hard to resist. He treats the guy smoking barbecue along the roadside with the same warmth and interest as he does the lady who owns a chain of first class hotels. That’s because in his legendary workdays he's done every job in Florida, which is why Floridians have given him the...

Apr 07, 17

According to the Pew Research Center, political engagement is highest at the ideological extremes, creating the “U-Shape” of political activism. While this pattern holds true across many facets of participation, what is most concerning is its correlation to partisan animosity. Those who view the...

Mar 02, 17
More than 120 students from 25 colleges and universities around the state gathered at the University of Florida from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12 to participate in the Bob Graham Center for Public Service's Fourth Annual Future of Florida Summit.
 
The summit focused on the...
Feb 21, 17

In the coming weeks, Florida will begin an unusual and unique process of revising the constitution through the Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC). The CRC has the ability to redraft, redraw and reconfigure our state's constitution, and present its recommendations to the citizens directly...

Jan 06, 17

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission last met nearly 20 years ago when much of the state's current voting population was either very young or not alive.

Nine amendments - eight of which passed - were placed on the November 1998 ballot by the 1997-1998 revision commission. A...

Jan 06, 17

As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017, this may be a good time to reflect on Florida's spectacular transformation in recent decades.

The Florida we know today sits at the epicenter of the nation and it has become a state of mind. Northerners and Midwesterners, especially this time...

Dec 09, 16

At a time when fake news is causing real problems, Bob Graham has a solution that starts in the classroom.

The former Florida governor and U.S. senator recently visited The Sun to discuss the new edition of his book, "America, the Owner's Manual: You Can Fight City Hall - and Win." The...

Dec 05, 16

For much of our national history, newspapers were the exclusive form of political and governmental media. Citizens who wanted to reach decisionmakers through the press had to work through newspaper reporters. But times have changed. The sustained influence of broadcast sources, and the more...

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