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...

Nov 30, 16

From making policies to writing books, Former Florida Gov. Bob Graham is all for having citizens be politically involved. 

Whether it’s through protesting, visiting local school board meetings or conducting public records requests, Graham, now 80, says knowledge is power — no matter the...

Nov 08, 16

The goal had always been clear: graduate high school and apply to college in the United States.

But voting in the U.S. never seemed to be a priority for Alexandra Rodriguez — until she realized its importance in the current presidential election.

Rodriguez was 18 years old when her...

Nov 03, 16

The Gainesville Sun hosted a panel discussion with doctors Dave Denslow and Nancy Hardt, and Gainesville For All Director James Lawrence at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service on Oct. 25.

There was a palpable sense that the University of Florida should be doing more. However, UF...

Nov 03, 16

Millennials can't catch a break this election season. If you tune in to broadcast news stations, you will hear that young voters are either going to waste their vote on a third-party candidate or fail to show up at the polls entirely. Yet, if young voters vow support for one of the major-party...

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