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National: Florida ranks No. 1 in fiscal health

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. A just-released study of the 50 states’ financial condition by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, in Virginia, puts Florida at the head of the pack in terms of its fiscal health. Released on Tuesday, July 11, the Mercatus Center’s 4th annual “Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition”, authored by Eileen Norcross and Olivia Gonzalez, ranks Florida No. 1 nationwide, based on its short- and long-term debt and other key fiscal obligations, such as unfunded pensions and healthcare benefits. Closely following Florida in fiscal…

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Drive on the interstate

Chris Jones: Green Publishing, Inc. There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who drive slow in the left lane and those that do not. If you have driven on the interstate lately, hopefully you’ve been the latter of those two types of people. Undoubtedly though, you’ve witnessed the other type, and quite possibly have even cursed them, trying to suppress your road rage. This article will attempt to provide several basic recommendations for driving on the interstate that will: 1. Make the roads safer 2. Decrease travel…

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Editorials 

Passing Parade: Where’s Bill Nelson?

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist The Senate is about to take up Kate’s Law. U. S. Senator Bill Nelson is about to make his move. Will he be upset at people who refuse to get involved in life or death matters? Will he be terrified at the moral apathy, the death of heart, which is descending upon parts of our country? Will he think that all Floridians have north Floridian values, and vote for Kate’s Law, for that reason? Or, will he think that there are two Floridas: one with…

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Community News 

Help support the cowboys

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. You have an opportunity to help support the Madison County High School Cowboys while treating yourself to some valuable savings this year by purchasing the 2017 Madison County Cowboys Score Card. Cardholders can enjoy discounts from many Madison area merchants, including Hungry Howie’s, Norris Cafe, Subway, Oneal’s Buffet, Madison Sporting Goods and Pawn, Madison Florist, Southern Grace Gifts, and many more. The valuable discounts are good through the end of August 2018. The cards also have the complete football season schedule printed on the front….

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