The Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition has filed a lawsuit against Miami-Dade County for improper notice of a massive rezoning of South Florida’s most endangered forest into a Walmart anchored mixed-use development.here
After 5 years, $150,000 and 2 exhaustive site selection studies only one site was ever found to be either environmentally acceptable or economically feasible. But now the future of the Schultz Ferry Park is very much in doubt. And as a key component of south Hillsborough transit plans, losing the ferry project jeopardizes the future of public transportation plans. County Commission Chair Stacy White has expressed doubt about public support for the ferry project. He told us that he would like to hear from environmentalists about the Tampa Bay Ferry Project and the proposed Schultz Ferry Park.
Commissioner White's phone number: 813-272-5740 His email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"He has waged war on the Constitution," Sen. Marco Rubio said when President Barack Obama proposed background checks for guns bought online or at gun shows.
"We have seen yet again that we have a president who does not think the law, or the Constitution, applies to him," Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera said of Obama's background checks.
"Our right to bear arms is enshrined in our U.S. Constitution," Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam felt the need to point out in a news release following Obama's proposal.
"Some on the left believe the Second Amendment is negotiable, flexible — even forgettable. I don't," Panhandle congressman Matt Gaetz once wrote in an opinion piece. "Our founders understood that America's strength comes from empowering citizens, not government."
Floridian employees who make minimum wage can expect a bump in their paychecks come Jan. 1. The minimum wage for 2018 will be $8.25 per hour, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday. That's up from $8.10 this year.here
Former U.S. Rep. David Rivera avoided criminal charges in an unlawful campaign-finance scheme he was suspected of masterminding. Now he’s evading the feds again — this time, U.S. marshals trying to serve him with a civil lawsuit.here
Nearly two years after a unanimous vote to use county-owned cell phones as a way to preserve their text messages and other public records, most Hillsborough County commissioners are still choosing to use their personal phones for government business. here
All Hillsborough County commissioners answered questions about the phones, except Florida GOP Commissioner Ken Hagan.
Monday, Oct. 23rd at 6 p.m. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe
Join the community supporting Lee Elementary rebuild after it suffered a devastating fire.
Enjoy a creative and exquisitely delicious dinner prepared by six talented, acclaimed, and generous chefs from The Heights. Each chef presents a course of reimagined and elevated classic Kids' meals. Don't be fooled! This definitely won't be chicken fingers and ketchup. Each of the six courses will be paired with a local beer or drink.
MARY PAFF - Anise Global Gastrobar JASON CLINE - Poke Rose
GREG BAKER - The Refinery BRIAN LAMPE - Rooster & the Till
SUZ - Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe And EVAN SCHMIDT - Cena
Florida taxpayers spend well over $1 billion per year keeping people locked up in county jails. Many of these people are low level offenders who simply can’t afford bail. Some of them are awaiting trial and haven’t been convicted of a crime.
Florida GOP Bobby Olszewski, won a special election to serve as the newest member of the Florida House. His own party was trying to keep him out of office. So was the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association.
Florida Dems didn’t recruit anyone to run. Even though House District 44 voted for Clinton over Trump just last year.
A Dem named Paul Chandler filed on his own. The GOP accused him of being ineligible to run. Democrats urged him to drop out of the race — and called him “malicious” when he didn’t. Chandler did finally drop out, but only after his name had been printed on all the ballots. So when a brave replacement finally stepped up, he didn’t have money, time — or even his own name on the ballot. Yet despite all that — 44 percent of voters still voted Democratic.
This is why Democrats keep losing. Because, while rallies, protests and petitions are great for rallying the troops, if you don’t
give them candidates to rally behind, you simply can’t win.
In the days and weeks following Hurricane Irma, 14 elderly Floridians have died unnecessarily after they were left in the suffocating heat of their nursing home with no power. Several calls for help to Gov. Scott were sent to voicemail, then deleted, and no help was sent.
Tell the Florida Legislature to investigate Gov. Scott and his administration’s role in the tragedy that led to the death of 14 Floridians in a nursing home.here