Tampa Bay Bucs might have interest in Miami tight end David Njoku
03/24/17 17:50 from Saint Petersblog
Could the Tampa Bay Bucs‘ Plan B for their upcoming draft be a tight end? The Bucs have recently been … The post Tampa Bay Bucs might have interest in Miami tight end David Njoku appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Florida politicians react to failure of the GOP health bill
03/24/17 17:13 from Saint Petersblog
As U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was gathering his conference and then announcing the failure of the Republican … The post Florida politicians react to failure of the GOP health bill appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Donald Trump blames Democrats for health bill’s failure
03/24/17 16:44 from Saint Petersblog
The Latest on an effort in Congress to pass a health care bill (all times local): 4:30 p.m. President Donald … The post Donald Trump blames Democrats for health bill’s failure appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Speaker Paul Ryan says the nation will be ‘living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future’
03/24/17 16:35 from Saint Petersblog
Speaker Paul Ryan says the nation will be ‘living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future’ In a humiliating setback, President … The post Speaker Paul Ryan says the nation will be ‘living with Obamacare for the ...

FSU running back Jacques Patrick a bridge between star runners
03/24/17 15:15 from Saint Petersblog
He stands betweens the Best One and the Next One. For FSU running back Jacques Patrick, its a special place … The post FSU running back Jacques Patrick a bridge between star runners appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Report: Cary Pigman charged with early morning DUI
03/24/17 14:24 from Saint Petersblog
State Rep. Cary Pigman faces a drunk-driving charge in St. Lucie County after a traffic stop early Friday, a newspaper … The post Report: Cary Pigman charged with early morning DUI appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Revenue conference prices sales tax exemption for medical marijuana
03/24/17 14:10 from Saint Petersblog
Legislation that would exempt medical marijuana from sales taxes would cost $24.3 million per year to Florida’s tax receipts, according … The post Revenue conference prices sales tax exemption for medical marijuana appeared first o...

Lawmakers say votes aren’t there for health care
03/24/17 13:45 from Saint Petersblog
House Republican leaders were short of the votes needed for their health care overhaul bill hours ahead of a vote … The post Lawmakers say votes aren’t there for health care appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Psychotropic cocktail may have contributed to Facebook Live suicide
03/24/17 13:45 from Saint Petersblog
Part of a psychological evaluation administered to Naika Venant in June 2015 included a sentence completion test. For the beginning … The post Psychotropic cocktail may have contributed to Facebook Live suicide appeared first on Sa...

Can Gators display the patience needed to take down Wisconsin?
03/24/17 13:29 from Saint Petersblog
As the Florida Gators prepare to take on the Wisconsin Badgers in Friday night’s Sweet 16 at Madison Square Garden, … The post Can Gators display the patience needed to take down Wisconsin? appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Tampa Bay Rowdies welcome 2017 Season with 1,000 fans at Mahaffey Theater
03/24/17 13:06 from Saint Petersblog
The Tampa Bay Rowdies kicked off their 2017 Season Thursday night. Rowdies officials and players were joined by over 1,000 … The post Tampa Bay Rowdies welcome 2017 Season with 1,000 fans at Mahaffey Theater appeared first on Saint...

Disney CEO: ‘Last Jedi’ not changed due to Carrie Fisher’s death
03/24/17 12:30 from Saint Petersblog
Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming “Star Wars” sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie … The post Disney CEO: ‘Last Jedi’ not changed due to Carrie Fisher’s death appeared first on Sa...

American Medical Association sides against optometrists in Florida Eyeball Wars
03/24/17 12:07 from Saint Petersblog
The nation’s largest association of physicians is the latest group to come out against a bill at the center of … The post American Medical Association sides against optometrists in Florida Eyeball Wars appeared first on SaintPeters...

Jacob Smith says intensity of electorate will help Rick Kriseman win re-election
03/24/17 11:43 from Saint Petersblog
Rick Kriseman will make his case re-election this year, mostly based upon the progress St. Petersburg has made since his inauguration as … The post Jacob Smith says intensity of electorate will help Rick Kriseman win re-election ap...

Carlos Beruff already playing calendar games with Constitution Revision Commission
03/24/17 11:00 from Saint Petersblog
(This post has been updated, below.) What’s wrong with this picture? Carlos Beruff, chair of the Constitution Revision Commission, the panel that … The post Carlos Beruff already playing calendar games with Constitution Revision Co...

PSC chairwoman says she is ‘fully committed’ to providing residents opportunities to participate in water rate discussions
03/24/17 10:52 from Saint Petersblog
The chairwoman of the Public Service Commission said she is “fully committed” to providing Summertree residents the chance to continue … The post PSC chairwoman says she is ‘fully committed’ to providing residents oppor...

Florida cities among the biggest population gainers
03/24/17 10:31 from Saint Petersblog
Three metro areas in Florida were among the nation’s 10 biggest gainers in the number of people moving there last … The post Florida cities among the biggest population gainers appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Florida’s unemployment rate holds steady at 5%
03/24/17 10:29 from Saint Petersblog
Florida’s unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent in February. This marks the second month in a row the state’s … The post Florida’s unemployment rate holds steady at 5% appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Darryl Paulson: Do universities discriminate? Promoting ideological diversity, free speech in U.S. universities
03/24/17 06:00 from Saint Petersblog
In the previous three pieces, I have written about how university hiring policies have led to the virtual exclusion of … The post Darryl Paulson: Do universities discriminate? Promoting ideological diversity, free speech in U.S. un...

Joe Henderson: Gus Bilirakis keeps up fight to get medical drugs to market faster, easier
03/24/17 05:00 from Saint Petersblog
Anyone facing a dreaded disease themselves or watching a loved one go through it knows the frustration of seeking treatment. … The post Joe Henderson: Gus Bilirakis keeps up fight to get medical drugs to market faster, easier appea...

Mickey vs. the tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills
03/24/17 05:00 from Saint Petersblog
It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella’s castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot’s 11-country World … The post Mickey vs. the tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills appeared first on SaintPet...

‘Safety valve’ wanted for mandatory-minimum drug law
03/24/17 05:00 from Saint Petersblog
In 2008, an Orange County, Florida, judge sentenced William Forrester to 15 years in prison for 15.6 grams of oxycodone, … The post ‘Safety valve’ wanted for mandatory-minimum drug law appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Legal notices system still needs to be reformed
03/24/17 04:01 from Saint Petersblog
Having observed people helping one another in friendly, social, and trusting communal ways on the Internet, while feeling isolated as a … The post Legal notices system still needs to be reformed appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Sunburn for 3.24.17 – Death penalty politics; Red-lighting RLCs; Mickey’s taxes; Bob Cortes says ‘no’
03/24/17 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 3.24.17 – Death penalty politics; Red-lighting RLCs; Mickey’s ta...

Rep. Gaetz Backs President Trump, Supports All Forms of Advanced Interrogation
03/24/17 01:13 from Shark Tank
Gaetz says that the “greatest threat to the homeland is North Korea” because the rogue nation has detached with China, adding that China was counted on reigning in their “odd stepbrother” by the U.S. The post Rep. Gaetz Backs President T...

Corrine Brown Before Court: It’s Bulls—
03/23/17 22:31 from Shark Tank
Disgraced former Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown (FL) is not holding anything back. In an interview with News4Jax she said the charges against her are bull—-. When asked if she was guilty Brown said: My attorney said I shoul...

White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote
03/23/17 21:57 from Saint Petersblog
Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave “Obamacare” … The post White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vot...

Florida Speaker: Suspend prosecutor who nixes death penalty
03/23/17 19:39 from Saint Petersblog
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called on the governor to suspend a prosecutor for pledging to not seek the … The post Florida Speaker: Suspend prosecutor who nixes death penalty appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Marco Rubio, bipartisan Senate group call for U.S. help for starving North Africa
03/23/17 18:50 from Saint Petersblog
After a hearing on a humanitarian crisis with millions of lives at stake in northeast Africa, U.S. Rep. Marco Rubio joined … The post Marco Rubio, bipartisan Senate group call for U.S. help for starving North Africa appeared first ...

Rape kits delayed is justice denied, Part 3
03/23/17 18:23 from Saint Petersblog
In a few weeks or months, we will learn the name of the Volusia County woman who, in 1997, had … The post Rape kits delayed is justice denied, Part 3 appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

House Speaker: Rick Scott’s focus on Enterprise Florida is misdirected
03/23/17 16:58 from Saint Petersblog
Gov. Rick Scott should spend less time talking about Enterprise Florida, and more seeking reform of the workers compensation system and assignment … The post House Speaker: Rick Scott’s focus on Enterprise Florida is misdirected ap...

Tampa Bay area to host 2019 Medal of Honor convention
03/23/17 16:41 from Saint Petersblog
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society (CMOHS) Thursday selected the Tampa Bay area as the host community for its 2019 … The post Tampa Bay area to host 2019 Medal of Honor convention appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Jeremy Ring says he’ll decide on CFO race after 2017 Session
03/23/17 16:21 from Saint Petersblog
Former Broward County Democratic state Senator Jeremy Ring said Thursday he’ll likely decide on whether he will run for Chief Financial Officer … The post Jeremy Ring says he’ll decide on CFO race after 2017 Session app...

Rene Flowers, Frank Peterman endorse Corey Givens Jr. for St. Pete City Council
03/23/17 16:11 from Saint Petersblog
Corey Givens Jr. has earned endorsements of two former St. Petersburg City Council members in his bid for District 6 … The post Rene Flowers, Frank Peterman endorse Corey Givens Jr. for St. Pete City Council appeared first on Saint...

American Bridge slams Mario Diaz-Balart for ‘selling out’ to support GOP health care plan
03/23/17 15:41 from Saint Petersblog
With just hours left before Congress’ vote on the American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump and GOP House leadership … The post American Bridge slams Mario Diaz-Balart for ‘selling out’ to support GOP healt...

Rays won’t get their first choice in search for a new stadium
03/23/17 15:18 from Saint Petersblog
For Stuart Sternberg, finding a new stadium site for the Tampa Bay Rays hasn’t proven as easily as just identifying … The post Rays won’t get their first choice in search for a new stadium appeared first on SaintPetersB...

Vote-by-mail ballots fix passes House
03/23/17 15:05 from Saint Petersblog
A bill that would let voters fix mismatching signatures on their vote-by-mail ballots so they can be counted has passed … The post Vote-by-mail ballots fix passes House appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Bill would protect religious expression in schools
03/23/17 14:57 from Saint Petersblog
Students, their parents and school employees would be guaranteed wider rights to publicly pray and express their religious beliefs in … The post Bill would protect religious expression in schools appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Wilton Simspon, Richard Corcoran tell PSC it is of ‘utmost importance’ residents get to express concerns during proceedings
03/23/17 14:34 from Saint Petersblog
Senate Majority Leader Wilton Simpson is putting the state’s Public Service Commission on notice. In a letter Thursday, Simpson and … The post Wilton Simspon, Richard Corcoran tell PSC it is of ‘utmost importance’ resid...

House votes to bar use of red light cameras to monitor intersections
03/23/17 14:33 from Saint Petersblog
The Florida House voted Thursday to ban the use of red light cameras to enforce traffic laws in the state. … The post House votes to bar use of red light cameras to monitor intersections appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Five children used candle for ‘light and heat’ after child welfare worker ignored calls for help
03/23/17 14:02 from Saint Petersblog
A sub-contracted case manager with the Florida Dept. of Children and Families was arrested for falsifying information in regard to the … The post Five children used candle for ‘light and heat’ after child welfare worker ignored cal...

House Freedom Caucus chairman says there’s ‘no deal’ on the GOP health care legislation after White House meeting
03/23/17 14:01 from Saint Petersblog
The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The chairman of the … The post House Freedom Caucus chairman says there’s ‘no deal’ on the GOP health care legislation after Wh...

Florida man begins massive wildfire, setting fire to at least 10 homes—by burning books
03/23/17 14:01 from Daily Kos
A Florida man is in trouble after some of the fiery pages from one of the books he was burning set off a wildfire in his neighborhood. Only a few minor injuries to emergency personnel have been reported in what's being called the Garfiel...

Joe Negron would ‘prefer’ to use gambling money in budget
03/23/17 13:47 from Saint Petersblog
Senate President Joe Negron wants to use gambling money sitting in the state’s treasury for spending next year, but said it … The post Joe Negron would ‘prefer’ to use gambling money in budget appeared first on Sa...

Gators’ fans continue to search for their next great quarterback
03/23/17 13:23 from Saint Petersblog
There is one question that dominates the Univesity of Florida football team. It isn’t about linebackers. It isn’t about receivers … The post Gators’ fans continue to search for their next great quarterback appeare...

Gus Bilirakis introduces late resolution removing Medicare ‘Donut Hole’ in GOP health care bill
03/23/17 13:00 from Saint Petersblog
Hours before Congress votes on the American Health Care Act, Tarpon Springs Republican Gus Bilirakis is introducing a resolution calling Congress to support … The post Gus Bilirakis introduces late resolution removing Medicare R...

Questionable practices, fraud, hidden costs: The dark side of Florida’s solar industry
03/23/17 12:45 from Saint Petersblog
Florida’s solar industry has embraced a comfortable narrative – they are the small-business “little guys” facing giant corporations, which care … The post Questionable practices, fraud, hidden costs: The dark side of Florida&...

Speaker moves ‘Eyeball Wars’ closer to House floor; docs say optometrist testimony ‘patently false’
03/23/17 12:39 from Saint Petersblog
Florida’s “Eyeball Wars” between ophthalmologists and optometrists could soon be spilling onto the House floor. On Monday, Speaker Richard Corcoran … The post Speaker moves ‘Eyeball Wars’ closer to House floor; docs say...

House advances bill allowing guns in private religious schools
03/23/17 12:37 from Saint Petersblog
A bill in the Florida legislature that could arm teachers with guns in private religious schools passed the House Judiciary … The post House advances bill allowing guns in private religious schools appeared first on SaintPetersBlog .

Legislative Black Caucus says it supports Aramis Ayala
03/23/17 11:25 from Saint Petersblog
The leader of Florida’s black lawmakers Thursday said Gov. Rick Scott would not have stripped Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala of the … The post Legislative Black Caucus says it supports Aramis Ayala appeared first ...

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