LegiCamp is designed to be a place for progressive groups to pool resources and work co-cooperatively around specific Florida issues. It was started in 2011 in response to the agenda of Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Florida legislature.
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM
CNN devoted nearly 15 minutes in prime time Wednesday evening to a report on what anchor Anderson Cooper called "the extortion game" of pay-to-play politics -- and a case study in the piece was Gov. Rick Scott......more>
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A friend from Flint, Michigan was down to visit and wanted me to take him to the best BBQ in town. So I took him to Big John's on 40th street, a place I have been going to since I was a boy. On Sunday only Mama Beth cooks soulfood.......more>
To Busch Gardens, Sea World, Universal Orlando and Disney World. Scott wants to take "It's Your Money" as he refers to it, and hand it over to these companies in the promotion of tourism. He says he's doing it for "Florida families" in the name of his similarly named " Florida Families First Budget".......more
Hillsborough County leaders are drawing up plans to remake the HART bus system into an expansive agency that can oversee construction of countywide transportation projects ang the authority to build roads and rail and create new bus routes.....more
Commissioners Kevin Beckner, Mark Sharpe and Sandy Murman all nominated HART.
Mayor Bob likes the idea, so do we. If anything is right around here it is them.
“When you’re talking about transportation, for me it’s logical to think HART, why would you recreate the wheel and create a whole new agency.” Kevin Beckner
Florida voters will get a chance to steer as much as $10 billion toward environmental efforts over the next two decades through a ballot measure officially set Thursday for the November ballot. The Water and Land Legacy campaign’s proposal was officially designated as Amendment 1.
U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, one of Florida's greatest governor helped launch
Authorities said eight pilot whales have died in shallow waters off Florida's southwest coast. Six others remain unaccounted for. In December, more than 50 pilot whales stranded in Everglades National Park. Several died.......more Update: 25 Dead Whales Found Near Kice Island, Florida...more>
Pilot whales live in deep water and swim inland if they suffer from toxicity or disease.
A lot has changed this past year on the homeless landscape, including a revamping — and renaming — of the umbrella organization that collects and distributes funding to reduce the number of people living on the streets in Hillsborough County.......more>
Saw some guy in a hoodie cutting through his back yard with his hands in his pockets. Smith, reportedly believing that the trespasser was up to no good because his pants were sagging, followed him over the fence and into a neighboring apartment complex,
where he pulled his gun and pumped six .45 caliber rounds into him more>
He s the only gubernatorial candidate in the state of Florida with a solid economic plan. He is not a politician, but an Economist (PhD) and also an accomplished author with internationally distributed books on economic, political, environmental and energy topics.