Tag: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Florence SnyderJuly 11, 2016
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6min161
Editor’s note: Within 24 hours of his layoff, Lloyd Dunkelberger has joined FloridaPolitics.com as a contributor. *** There was yet another round of layoffs last week at Florida newspapers. Men and women with, collectively, hundreds of years of priceless institutional memory and high-functioning moral compasses were unceremoniously kicked to the curb. They will be replaced, […]

Mitch PerryMay 26, 2016
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4min136
Americans For Prosperity Florida is praising the Sarasota County Commission for rejecting a financial incentive to help lure an out-of-town private company to relocate their business in the county. “We’re thrilled to see Sarasota County reject the calls from special interests to take taxpayer dollars and give (them) away to a private company,” said state director, Chris Hudson. “These […]

Mitch PerryApril 18, 2016
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4min239
The Tampa Bay Times took home not one, but two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday. Their investigation into Pinellas County public schools, “Failure Factories,” took the Pulitzer for Local Reporting. The investigation, researched and reported by Cara Fitzpatrick, Lisa Garter and Michael La Forgia showed how the school district abandoned integration efforts in 2007 and then failed […]

Mitch PerryDecember 14, 2015
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13min233
The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) issued a statement on Monday giving their full support to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who has been under a firestorm of criticism in recent days for comments he was quoted as saying last week regarding the open carry legislation being debated in the Florida Legislature. Gualtieri and the FSA […]

Guest AuthorOctober 15, 2015
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8min76
Many of Florida’s public officials must be enjoying the slow death of the state’s once powerful newspapers. In the 1990s, a skeptical reporter would be asking exasperating questions every time a politician or bureaucrat made a controversial decision. The painful shrinking of Florida’s papers continues, though. Last week Tribune Publishing offered another round of buyouts. […]

Guest AuthorOctober 14, 2015

7min94
Many of Florida’s public officials must be enjoying the slow death of the state’s once powerful newspapers. In the 1990s, a skeptical reporter would be asking exasperating questions every time a politician or bureaucrat made a controversial decision. The painful shrinking of Florida’s papers continues, though. Last week Tribune Publishing offered another round of buyouts. […]

Phil AmmannMay 11, 2015
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2min70
Sarasota Herald-Tribune political writer Jeremy Wallace is crossing the Sunshine Skyway for a role as state government reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. Wallace, who has been at the Herald-Tribune since 2004, made the announcement on his Facebook page. He will be based out of Tallahassee. “Not only is it simply the best newspaper in Florida,” […]

Mitch PerryApril 28, 2015
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9min105
Although Ben Carson speaks softly, his provocative comments regarding the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage and life in America under President Barack Obama have spurred his unlikely journey toward a possible nominee as Republican Party presidential candidate. Carson is scheduled to make his big announcement next Monday in Detroit, his hometown. The retired pediatric neurosurgeon, […]


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