Lawsuit aims to take Carlos Hernandez off Hialeah ballot
05/22/17 20:04 from Political Cortadito
Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez is termed out and cannot run for another term. So says a lawsuit filed Monday by a former mayor that seeks to keep him off the ballot this November. Hernandez was council president and automatically became ...

Small sinkhole opens outside Donald Trump’s Florida getaway club
05/22/17 18:46 from Saint Petersblog
A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The Palm Beach … The post Small sinkhole opens outside Donald Trump’s Florida getaway club appeared first on Sa...

Tampa Bay signs first-round draft pick O.J. Howard
05/22/17 18:36 from Saint Petersblog
Tight end O.J. Howard has signed his rookie contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Howard, who was the 19th overall … The post Tampa Bay signs first-round draft pick O.J. Howard appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Florida Democrats announces staffing changes
05/22/17 18:31 from Saint Petersblog
There are more changes coming to the Florida Democratic Party. Stephen Bittel, the chairman of the state party, announced several … The post Florida Democrats announces staffing changes appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

FL-Gov: Gwen Graham (D) Calls On Legislature To Hold Special Session Legalizing Medical Marijuana
05/22/17 17:33 from Daily Kos
Received this e-mail today from former Rep. Gwen Graham’s (D. FL) gubernatorial campaign: Gwen Graham (D. FL) Every day, countless patients battling cancer and other debilitating diseases look for ways to manage their pain. The Florida l...

Eric Eisnaugle makes House departure official
05/22/17 17:30 from Saint Petersblog
Call him former state Rep. Eric Eisnaugle now. The Republican from Windermere announced his resignation would come on the last … The post Eric Eisnaugle makes House departure official appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Haitian refugees get six-month extension, advocate reactions split
05/22/17 17:22 from Saint Petersblog
Tens of thousands of Haitian refugees living in Florida received another six months to stay, news that some political leaders — … The post Haitian refugees get six-month extension, advocate reactions split appeared first on SaintPe...

Bob Buckhorn apologies for military conference joke
05/22/17 16:39 from Saint Petersblog
Over the course of six years as mayor, Bob Buckhorn has said things that have offended some people, but he has rarely … The post Bob Buckhorn apologies for military conference joke appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

The Cortadito Calendar for the last full week of May
05/22/17 15:34 from Political Cortadito
Summer is coming. As we enter the last full week of May, we realize that the usual summer political doldrums should not hold true this year, since we have the special eletion in Senate District 40 to keep us entertained as well as munici...

Tampa restaurants tussle over tagline “fresh, healthy, authentic”
05/22/17 15:27 from Saint Petersblog
A prolific Tampa restaurateur is accusing a nearby rival of piggybacking off her reputation by using the same tagline of … The post Tampa restaurants tussle over tagline “fresh, healthy, authentic” appeared first on Sai...

Rick Scott sets special election dates to fill House seat being vacated by Jose Felix Diaz
05/22/17 14:14 from Saint Petersblog
South Florida voters will have more than one race on their ballot this summer. Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive … The post Rick Scott sets special election dates to fill House seat being vacated by Jose Felix Diaz appeared first...

Twitter leader says he’s ‘sorry’ for social media role in Donald Trump’s election
05/22/17 13:37 from Saint Petersblog
A co-founder of Twitter says he’s sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White … The post Twitter leader says he’s ‘sorry’ for social media role in Donald Trump’s ele...

Justices rejects Florida appeal over death penalty
05/22/17 13:11 from Saint Petersblog
The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling that said imposing a death sentence in Florida requires … The post Justices rejects Florida appeal over death penalty appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Jose Felix Diaz to resign from House as part of SD 40 bid
05/22/17 13:11 from Saint Petersblog
Rep. Jose Felix Diaz is officially saying goodbye to the Florida House. The Miami Republican sent a letter to the … The post Jose Felix Diaz to resign from House as part of SD 40 bid appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Rick Scott claims $24 million gain from his Argentina trade mission
05/22/17 13:05 from Saint Petersblog
Gov. Rick Scott’s trade mission to Argentina has resulted in $24 million in sales to companies that participated, the governor’s … The post Rick Scott claims $24 million gain from his Argentina trade mission appeared first on Saint...

Fourth Republican, Bruno Portigliatti, enters HD 44 race
05/22/17 12:21 from Saint Petersblog
Republican businessman Bruno Portigliatti announced his candidacy for what will be a special election this summer for House District 44 … The post Fourth Republican, Bruno Portigliatti, enters HD 44 race appeared first on SaintPete...

Protesters urge Daisy Baez to resign; GOP head says ‘refund’
05/22/17 11:29 from Political Cortadito
Holding up signs that said “Liar, liar” and “Resign now” in both English and Spanish, a group of Republicans protested in front of Democrat State Rep. Daisy Baez‘s home Monday morning — the one that si...

Andrew Warren, Aramis Ayala blast Jeff Sessions plan for stricter sentencing in criminal cases
05/22/17 11:27 from Saint Petersblog
In recent years, criminal justice reform, especially in drug sentencing, has taken on more momentum, with governors in some of most … The post Andrew Warren, Aramis Ayala blast Jeff Sessions plan for stricter sentencing in criminal...

Drug Free America Foundation wants medical marijuana Special Session
05/22/17 11:22 from Saint Petersblog
The Drug Free America Foundation is adding its voice to those calling for a Special Session on Medical Marijuana Implementation, according … The post Drug Free America Foundation wants medical marijuana Special Session appeared fir...

Joe Henderson: We already term limits. They’re called ‘elections’
05/22/17 10:45 from Saint Petersblog
I am not a fan of term limits. I understand the argument from those who say we need a law … The post Joe Henderson: We already term limits. They’re called ‘elections’ appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Florence Snyder: In memory of Roxcy Bolton, #EndTheBacklog
05/22/17 09:36 from Saint Petersblog
In 1960s Dade County, men who were privileged to be newspaper columnists could — and did — mock “women’s libbers” … The post Florence Snyder: In memory of Roxcy Bolton, #EndTheBacklog appeared first on SaintPeters...

Personnel note: Laura Lenhart joins Frontier Communications
05/22/17 09:00 from Saint Petersblog
Laura Lenhart is joining Frontier Communications as its head of government and regulatory affairs for Florida, the company announced last … The post Personnel note: Laura Lenhart joins Frontier Communications appeared first on Sain...

Wengay Newton on why he’s supporting Rick Baker — and not Rick Kriseman
05/22/17 08:35 from Saint Petersblog
Wengay Newton’s enthusiastic endorsement of Rick Baker in St. Petersburg’s mayoral election has surprised and upset some Pinellas County Democrats, … The post Wengay Newton on why he’s supporting Rick Baker —...

Another First For President Donald Trump
05/22/17 08:33 from Shark Tank
Biden was referring to something else when he uttered that infamous statement to then-President Obama, not referring to travel to Israel. The post Another First For President Donald Trump appeared first on Shark Tank .

Andrew Gillum picks up Julian Castro’s endorsement in Governor’s race
05/22/17 08:16 from Saint Petersblog
Democrat Andrew Gillum has picked up the endorsement of former HUD Director Julian Castro in his quest for the Florida … The post Andrew Gillum picks up Julian Castro’s endorsement in Governor’s race appeared first on S...

GOP Liberty Caucus Chief Files To Run For Governor
05/22/17 08:08 from Shark Tank
Could White leave the GOP and run as the Libertarian candidate? The post GOP Liberty Caucus Chief Files To Run For Governor appeared first on Shark Tank .

Jeb Bush Still Sounds Bitter Over Loss To Trump
05/22/17 07:27 from Shark Tank
The presidential primary slugfest, albeit one-sided, between then-candidate Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, was nothing less than legendary. The post Jeb Bush Still Sounds Bitter Over Loss To Trump appeared first on Shark Tank .

Who’s Marking Those Common Core High-Stakes Tests? – Alan Singer’s Latest Huffington Post
05/22/17 07:10 from Daily Kos
Who’s Marking Those Common Core High-Stakes Tests? – Alan Singer’s Latest Huffington Post You were stressed; your children were stressed; and the teachers in their school were stressed. But the ELA and Math tests are over and we don’t ha...

Was it actually John Morgan who had financial conflicts in marijuana implementation?
05/22/17 06:30 from Saint Petersblog
John Morgan was at his Trumpiest earlier this month when he took to social media to savage his longtime aide-de-camp, Ben Pollara, … The post Was it actually John Morgan who had financial conflicts in marijuana implementa...

Heather Fitzenhagen highlights Session wins for Southwest Florida
05/22/17 06:00 from Saint Petersblog
State Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen is offering her Southwest Florida constituents a list achievements of the 2017 Legislative Session, which ended … The post Heather Fitzenhagen highlights Session wins for Southwest Florida appeared fi...

Martin Dyckman: It’s always about the money
05/22/17 04:30 from Saint Petersblog
The Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a powerful case for Donald Trump‘s impeachment, in the style of an open … The post Martin Dyckman: It’s always about the money appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Pari-mutuels subdued on next steps after Supreme Court slots decision
05/22/17 04:15 from Saint Petersblog
With the state Supreme Court’s decision last week striking down the possibility of a slot machine expansion, what’s next? A … The post Pari-mutuels subdued on next steps after Supreme Court slots decision appeared first on SaintPet...

Sunburn for 5.22.17 – Decision time for Rick Scott; Speaker’s race drama; Phillip Levine floats indy run; Fla Dems circular firing squad; Laura Lenhart’s new gig
05/22/17 04:00 from Saint Petersblog
Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry … The post Sunburn for 5.22.17 – Decision time for Rick Scott; Speaker’s race drama; Phillip L...

To honor John Kennedy’s centennial, Tampa Theatre to screen “JFK in Tampa” Wednesday
05/22/17 03:45 from Saint Petersblog
On Wednesday, May 24, John F. Kennedy, the nation’s 35th President, would have turned 100 years old. To commemorate that anniversary, … The post To honor John Kennedy’s centennial, Tampa Theatre to screen “JFK in ...

I-395 signature bridge standoff is political palanca at its best
05/22/17 01:03 from Political Cortadito
Carlos Gimenez cronyism could cost us future millions Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his pals on the county commission are trying to sell us a bridge. Not just any bridge. His buddy’s bridge. Recent hand-wringing over the sele...

Yanks avoid sweep with 3-2 win over Rays
05/21/17 19:41 from Saint Petersblog
Yankees manager Joe Girardi couldn’t help but smile when talking about 5-foot-11 Brett Gardner going deep again and 6-foot-7 Aaron … The post Yanks avoid sweep with 3-2 win over Rays appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Speaker’s race heads toward June 30 vote after weekend meeting
05/21/17 12:32 from Saint Petersblog
Freshman House Republicans are inching closer to picking their leader, holding a weekend caucus meeting to hear from candidates. A … The post Speaker’s race heads toward June 30 vote after weekend meeting appeared first on Sa...

After Ryan Fitzpatrick signing, Bucs fans wish good health for Jameis Winston
05/21/17 12:31 from Saint Petersblog
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new back-up quarterback. By signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $3 million deal (plus … The post After Ryan Fitzpatrick signing, Bucs fans wish good health for Jameis Winston appeared first on Sa...

TBX critics not pleased with Bob Buckhorn tweet
05/21/17 07:00 from Saint Petersblog
Critics of the Tampa Bay Express project are upset with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn over what they say was a “flippant” … The post TBX critics not pleased with Bob Buckhorn tweet appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Can You Join Us on Wednesday?
05/21/17 03:57 from BlueBroward.org
    Hi, everybody!         Terrific work on Saturday by Lonnie Supnick and Andy Culberson, collecting 5 voter registration forms and 61 rights restoration petitions at the Southwest Regional Library, and by John Ziegler and his team incl...

Homers, hit batters, ejections define Rays’ win over Yanks
05/20/17 21:53 from Saint Petersblog
Corey Dickerson homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays won their season-high fourth in a row, beating the New York … The post Homers, hit batters, ejections define Rays’ win over Yanks appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness
05/20/17 21:43 from Saint Petersblog
Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse. Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and … The post Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Fans thankful to see ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ one final time
05/20/17 20:57 from Saint Petersblog
Lions, tigers and clowns, no more. Oh my. It’s curtains for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This … The post Fans thankful to see ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ one final time appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Daisy Baez should resign, not just drop out of other race
05/20/17 18:05 from Political Cortadito
Legislator admits she doesn’t sleep in District 114 State Rep. Daisy Baez announced Friday that she was dropping out of the Democratic primary to replace former Sen. Frank Artiles in District 40. But, maybe Baez should resign from ...

Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston’s backup
05/20/17 14:46 from Saint Petersblog
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as a veteran backup … The post Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston’s backup appeared first on SaintPeters...

In Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles
05/20/17 08:46 from Saint Petersblog
President Donald Trump arrived in the Middle East on Saturday, touching down in Saudi Arabia to begin his first trip … The post In Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump seeks to move past domestic troubles appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge
05/20/17 08:30 from Saint Petersblog
A U.S. appeals court ruling that federal law doesn’t bar smokers from using a landmark Florida Supreme Court decision from … The post Takeaways from Tallahassee — Tobacco decision cheers one former judge appeared first on SaintPete...

Marco Rubio has little to say about Donald Trump, but a lot about the media
05/20/17 08:23 from Saint Petersblog
For anyone following national politics, it’s been a dizzying week. Marco Rubio isn’t sure what to make of it all. … The post Marco Rubio has little to say about Donald Trump, but a lot about the media appeared first on ...

Blake Dowling: Who knows what innovation will bring next?
05/20/17 08:00 from Saint Petersblog
Have you checked out the latest version of the digital personal assistant, Alexa, that is specially designed for Senior Citizens? … The post Blake Dowling: Who knows what innovation will bring next? appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Rays edge Yankees behind Evan Longoria’s 4 hits
05/19/17 23:03 from Saint Petersblog
Evan Longoria got four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that sent the Tampa Bay Rays over … The post Rays edge Yankees behind Evan Longoria’s 4 hits appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

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