Florida DOI is trying to Re-Brand TBX. They unveiled the brand "Tampa Bay Next" on Monday to replace the controversial TBX. Nothing new, just a new name and cute logo. here
"It feels like just a sales job. If toll roads remain a significant part of the new plan, it won't matter what DOT calls it." Rick Fernandez
"I don't see that much that has changed, If they have some plan they can show me where they're not going to devastate the heart of this city and roll everything over us, I'd be interested in seeing that." Michelle Cookson ---------- STOP TBN?
Trump heads overseas for his first major trip as president, Republicans at the state level are looking at the wreckage he is leaving behind and wondering if he will kill the party before the 2018 midterms. ----------
Florida GOP consultant John McKager Stipanovich says if Trump doesn’t follow through on his campaign promises to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes, it will disastrous when the next election cycle comes around. If after all of the talk, after all of the chest-thumping, we can’t get anything done, we may get clubbed like baby seals in 2018.
36 states have governor’s races next year, with incumbents and GOP challengers alike likely to be put in the awkward position of having to defend Trump. Additionally there may be the awkwardness of Trump offering to campaign for a local Republican — only to have the candidate ask the president of the United States to stay away. here
Florida GOP legislators who profit from the charter-school industry in private life and have been actively involved in pushing — and successfully passing — legislation to fund for-profit private schools at the expense of public education.here
All three are chief architects in the passage of a $419 million education bill that takes away millions of dollars from public schools to expand the charter-school industry in Florida at taxpayer expense.