Tag: Scott Plakon

Florida roundup: Carl Hiaasen, an “indefensible” campaign ad and more

Carl Hiaasen on Amendment 8. He doesn’t like it, says it’s about vouchers. It’s hard to take exception with the legend who created Skink, but for what it’s worth, here again is our take. A campaign ad that “sounds indefensible.” From the Orlando Sentinel: “A group supporting Republican state Rep. Scott[Read More…]

Once again: Florida’s Amendment 8 is NOT about private school vouchers

Editor’s note: This op-ed appeared in today’s Tampa Bay Times. Few public issues are as absorbing as the balance between religion and government, so a ballot initiative that aims to change the boundary is worthy of rigorous debate. Instead, Florida’s Amendment 8 is being treated to a proxy campaign on school vouchers.[Read More…]