Tag: Dwight Dudley
Biden and Putin in 2011. Image via AP.

Phil AmmannFebruary 3, 2015

Like a bad penny, Joshua Black keeps coming back. The St. Petersburg Republican filed a challenge on Tuesday against Rep. Dwight Dudley in Pinellas County House District 68, according to the Florida Division of Elections. Black, a former taxi driver and candidate for Dudley’s seat last year, alienated nearly every GOP member in Tampa Bay, and many […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 22, 2015

Florida House Democrats Dwight Dudley and Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda have been battling for years to repeal the state’s nuclear cost recovery fees, to absolutely no success in Tallahassee. Or much GOP support. But that’s changing in 2015. In yet another indication of how Pinellas County Republican lawmakers got the message last fall from their constituents last year that […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 21, 2015

Last month the Sunshine State’s largest power company, Florida Power & Light, won approval from the Public Service Commission (PSC) to sign a 50-year contract with Louisiana-based PetroQuest to conduct exploratory drilling -better known as fracking – for natural gas in southeastern Oklahoma, with the $191 million cost spread to customer bills. In March the PSC is […]

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 […]


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