Best Of The Blogs: Hard To Come By

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 4-5-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Smearing, Belittling and Besmirching the PTA in Florida
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
The presence of at least a half-dozen independent PTA members at Monday’s senate hearing on Parent Trigger was enough to demonstrate the clout of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA/PTSA) across Florida.

Florida’s Medicaid Expansion Decision: A Clash of Politics, People and Perceptions
By Gary Stein
The Huffington Post
Some offers are easy to reject using just common sense, like trying to decide whether or not to buy a pregnancy test at a Dollar Store.

While Making Health Care Hard To Come By, Florida Lawmakers Would Provide Vaccinations
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
No, it’s not April Fools, it’s just the Florida Legislature. Although many consider them to be a joke as a whole.

My Father Called
By Nadine Smith
The Huffington Post
My father called me last week following the two days of U.S. Supreme Court testimony.

Florida: The Sinkhole State
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
In “Lousy water, lousy press for business,” (Tampa Bay Times, March 26, 2013), writer Jack Davis appeals to the Chamber of Commerce and business leaders with the argument that bad environmental stories from Florida undermine their self interest.