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Mitch PerryFebruary 23, 2015

On Friday, Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones announced that the five-year contracts with private health care providers Corizon and Wexford Health Sources will be canceled and renegotiated, in response to the overwhelming evidence of poor care that those providers have been giving to inmates in Florida state prisons, including a decade high number of […]

Mitch PerryDecember 29, 2014

Tis the season for year-end lists, so here’s this reporter’s take on the 10 biggest/most interesting developments over the past year in Tampa Bay/Florida politics. 1 – The Florida Democratic Party hits rock bottom. There are a number of reasons why Rick Scott beat Charlie Crist, and the Crist camp’s notion that the $12 million […]

Mitch PerryDecember 12, 2014

Earlier this week Mitch Rubin, the executive director of the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association (FBWA), announced that while “for several years,” his organization has supported lifting the restriction on 64-ounce growlers, the FBWA’s support in next year’s legislative session won’t be tied into his greater concerns of direct brewer to consumer sales. Tampa House Republican […]


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