Tag: Florida Strong
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Mitch PerryNovember 21, 2016

At Tuesday’s Organization Session in Tallahassee, all forty state Senators elected earlier this month will take their oath in office. Both senators representing Hillsborough County, Darryl Rouson and Dana Young, are new to the job, though not to the Legislature. Young returns to Tallahassee having fulfilled her goal of advancing into the Senate after six years in the Florida […]

Mitch PerryNovember 2, 2016

Debating for the first time in the state Senate District 18 race, South Tampa Republican Dana Young had her voting record pummeled by her three more-liberal male opponents at the Reeves Theatre on the University of Tampa campus Wednesday. Young has maintained a fairly conservative record in her six years representing House District 60, a record her Democratic first-time […]

Mitch PerryMay 11, 2016

Last week, a grand jury indicted a for-profit school management company runs four Pinellas County charter schools, and the advocacy group Florida Strong is demanding that state Senator Jeff Brandes answer for it. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Newpoint Education Partners had been indicted on charges of grand theft, money laundering and aggravated white crime. The company has, according to […]

Mitch PerryApril 14, 2016

Florida Strong, the independent advocacy organization, is going after South Tampa House Republican Dana Young, alleging that she is more aligned with her campaign contributors than her constituents. “Dana Young has shown she works for her campaign contributors, not the people of Florida,” reads the front page of a mailer being sent residents who live in […]

Mitch PerryMarch 30, 2016

An activist group is running a radio ad in the Tampa Bay area questioning St. Petersburg-based state Sen. Jeff Brandes’ ethics. The 60-second spot from Florida Strong is called “Let’s Make a (corrupt) Deal.” It attacks the Pinellas Republican for receiving campaign contributions from companies such as Duke Energy and insurance lobbyists, and then claims that he […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 8, 2016

Florida Strong, an independent advocacy organization, has produced a new web that calls the  Legislature a bastion for special interests to get their way in Tallahassee. Called “Agenda,” the ad begins with the statement that “Lobbyists control Florida’s agenda” followed by one that reads: “The Decisions made will impact you.” The ad says more than $28 million in […]


The Florida House of Representatives is expected on Friday to kill a bill that would provide access to health care for uninsured Floridians. The legislation would tap into Medicaid funding available under Obamacare. However, that isn’t stopping a group calling itself Florida  Strong from trying to ferret out what it calls misleading information bring spread […]


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