Tag: Kyle Cockream

Mitch PerryFebruary 6, 2017
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Tampa GOP state Representative Jamie Grant has filed a bill (HB 647) that would eliminate the controversial Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission. “With new information being made public every day, it becomes increasingly clear that this agency needs to be abolished,” Grant said in a statement. “Everything that has come to light has confirmed what we knew […]

Mitch PerryOctober 26, 2016
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The announcement this week that premiums for “silver” health care plans in the state-based exchanges will rise by an average of 22 percent next year has received maximum news coverage, including by political reporters who think it could an “October surprise” that benefits the Republican Party. It is a gift to Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and […]

Mitch PerryOctober 24, 2016
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Donald Trump is in Tampa tonight, speaking at the facility formerly known as the 1-800-Gary (it’s actually called the MidFlorida Credit Union something or other). Among the many criticisms even his most fervent supports have expressed about his flagging candidacy is the lack of specific policies that could persuade undecided voters to support him in November. To […]

Mitch PerryOctober 21, 2016
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Although Dana Young was a no-show at a Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting on Friday, her presence was definitely felt as she was the target of several attacks by her three opponents in the state Senate District 18 race. Saying it was the sixth candidate forum where she has failed to appear, Democrat Bob Buesing said she was intentionally avoiding answering the voters’ […]

Mitch PerryOctober 17, 2016
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In the aftermath of published reports about questionable decisions made by Hillsborough County Public Transportation Executive Director Kyle Cockream over the past year, Tampa state Rep. Dana Young is calling for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to conduct an investigation into the agency. “When the line is blurred between the regulator and the entities they regulate, the […]

Mitch PerryOctober 17, 2016
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Floridians will get their first chance to observe Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy in the same room together when they engage in their first debate of Florida’s U.S. Senate contest in Orlando tonight. Trailing by an average of around five percentage points through all of the polling, Murphy needs to have a big performance in him […]


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