Tag: E.J. Otero

Mitch PerryDecember 29, 2017
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Senator Bill Nelson met with local representatives from the Tampa Bay Puerto Rican community on Friday, blasting recent actions (and non-actions) by congressional Republicans in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on the island exactly 100 days ago. “A knife was put to the neck of Puerto Rico.” That’s the phrase the Florida Democrat […]

Mitch PerryOctober 12, 2017
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3min247
Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico 22 days ago, House Minority Leader Janet Cruz has traveled there twice to provide much-needed help to those struggling residents. Now the Tampa Democrat is helping get ready a third shipment of goods. On Wednesday, Cruz traveled with 30,000 pounds of relief supplies to Puerto Rico, her second trip to the ravaged […]

Mitch PerryJune 17, 2017
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8min415
President Donald Trump told a crowd in Miami Friday he was keeping a campaign promise to roll back the “terrible and misleading deal” the Obama administration made with the Castro government in Cuba in 2014. Two hours later, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor told reporters that the work of engaging the Tampa Bay area and the communist island will […]

Mitch PerryMay 17, 2017
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3min320
Jay Fant was back in Tampa Tuesday night, where he once again registered his disagreement with House Speaker Richard Corcoran over the House vote to zero out funding for Enterprise Florida. The Jacksonville Republican state representative, speaking to the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee as he starts his campaign for attorney general, said he gets along very well […]

Mitch PerryNovember 5, 2015
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7min370
I received a text message Wednesday night saying that the Tampa Bay Sierra Club had embraced Hillsborough County Commission Chairwoman Sandy Murman‘s late-hour plan to fund transportation projects, which sounds like a larger-size version of what the club sought this past summer. You remember, it asked the county to began raising mobility fees and the […]


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