Category: Tampa Bay

Mitch PerryJuly 14, 2016
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7min4
The League of Women Voters in Florida is going big on solar power this year. They’re putting their political muscle behind supporting one solar constitutional amendment on the ballot next month, while opposing another such measure in November. And somewhat outside their normal lane, they’re also going to organize solar co-ops to negotiate steep discounts on rooftop solar for homeowners across the state. […]

Mitch PerryJuly 13, 2016
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6min6
Running for political office after a (not intended) six-year exile, Charlie Crist conducted a one-hour listening session with a group of approximately 20 Pinellas County small businessmen and women Wednesday afternoon in Clearwater. Among the things he learned was how onerous it is to file the paperwork for a Small Business Administration loan, and how difficult it is […]

Mitch PerryJuly 13, 2016
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3min6
Polk County Republican Congressman Dennis Ross is calling for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  It comes a day after Lynch’s appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, where she repeatedly declined to explain the legal basis for the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for sending classified information on a private, unsecured […]

Mitch PerryJuly 13, 2016
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11min12
The issue of school choice and vouchers is a touchy one for Democrats. In the Democratic Party platform completed last weekend in Orlando, it declares support for “high-quality public charter schools” and opposition to “for-profit charter schools focused on making a profit off of public resources.” The national NAACP, however, is against public support for school choice AND vouchers, saying it takes […]

Mitch PerryJuly 12, 2016
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5min9
Florida’s House District 70 is one of the most creatively designed districts in the state Legislature, encompassing parts of Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas AND Hillsborough counties. With incumbent Darryl Rouson term-limited out later this year, four men are vying for the seat — Republican Cori Fournier, and Democrats Wengay Newton, Dan Florini and C.J. Czaia. Czaia, a Palmetto-based attorney, […]

Mitch PerryJuly 11, 2016
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6min3
The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission is poised to begin increasing fines on Uber and Lyft drivers soon, and that’s not going down well with one of the agency’s biggest critics, state Sen. Jeff Brandes. The St. Petersburg Republican has frequently criticized the PTC over the years for their confrontational stance towards the two ridesharing companies, […]


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