Op-Ed

M. Stephen Turner, Leonard Collins, Christine Dorchak: Let Florida voters decide fate of dog racing

This week members of the Florida Constitutional Revision (CRC) will meet to examine proposals to amend the Florida Constitution and make recommendations to voters.

The constitutional revision process is unique to Florida.

No other state has such a body, one that meets every 20 years and takes recommendations for amendments directly to the voters, without requiring approval of the governor or the Legislature, and without automatic review by the courts.

Commentary: Time for Florida greyhound racing to hit dead end

Published on 3/22/18 by George Diaz

The first thing I noticed is the barking, more like loud yelps, as I pull into the parking lot of the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club.

A handful of greyhounds are in travel trailers — the ones with the slits along the sides for circulation — parked in an adjacent lot. I don’t know if the barking is a plea to get out and go racing, or whether it is simply a plea to get out and be free.

Commentary: Greyhound racing has no home in Florida

Published on 3/20/18 by Tom Lee

One of the most frustrating aspects of politics is watching good ideas fail because special interests with deep pockets want to protect status quo.

Sonia Stratemann: Time for greyhounds to have a voice

Published on 3/19/18 by Sonia Stratemann

I adopted my first greyhound in 2003, a decision that changed my life forever. I offered to take the dog that had been waiting for a home the longest, and was introduced to a four-year-old dark brindle dog named Leroy. He had suffered a back injury and his owner, a large greyhound breeder from Colorado, had ordered that he be “euthanized.” Luckily his trainer reconsidered, and Leroy eventually found his way to me.