Saturday, October 06, 2018

Politics

Florida Politics

Could driverless cars cause more congestion in urban cores?

As the era of driverless cars looms, a new Boston-based study suggests the vehicles may increase traffic congestion in downtown areas as more people embrace ride-hailing services and abandon transit.The same study also found, however, that...

Biden is preparing for 2020. Can he overcome the Hill-Thomas hearings?

Biden is preparing for 2020. Can he overcome the Hill-Thomas hearings?

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At a Democratic rally in a downtown ballroom Sunday evening, Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island spoke vividly about the Senate hearings on the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying her “stom...
Published: 10/01/18
5,000 plants at a time, Apollo Beach is where the medical marijuana grows

5,000 plants at a time, Apollo Beach is where the medical marijuana grows

APOLLO BEACH – Row after orderly row, inside a building more than a city block in size, green cannabis plants reach as high as 10 feet into the air.Each has a unique identification number and name – Red Headed Stranger, Colorado Chem, 3...
Published: 10/01/18
State House | District 58

State House | District 58

This is a rematch of the 2012 race between Republican Daniel Raulerson and Democrat Jose Vazquez Figueroa. Raulerson won by more than 8,000 votes that year and is currently serving his second term in the Florida House.About the job: District 58 takes...
Published: 10/12/16
Updated: 10/01/18
Hillsborough candidate resigned from soil and water board after pot stunk up hotel room

Hillsborough candidate resigned from soil and water board after pot stunk up hotel room

TAMPA — Kim O’Connor checked out early after her taxpayer-funded one-night stay at a hotel in Okeechobee. She was there as an elected supervisor with the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District for a May 16 meeting on water con...
Published: 10/01/18
Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

Kellyanne Conway cleared her throat for what she was about to say."I'm a victim of sexual assault," President Donald Trump's adviser told CNN on Sunday.Conway and anchor Jake Tapper were discussing the political edges of sexual assault alle...
Published: 09/30/18
Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer talks about Gillum, DeSantis and Trump

Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer talks about Gillum, DeSantis and Trump

In the age of unlimited campaign contributions, wealthy mega-donors such as Charles Koch, Robert Mercer and George Soros have become as well-known as the politicians and causes they support.Add Tom Steyer to that list.The California progressive activ...
Published: 09/29/18
GOP advances Kavanaugh after Flake calls for FBI probe

GOP advances Kavanaugh after Flake calls for FBI probe

WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court Friday after informally agreeing with a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona fo...
Published: 09/28/18
The Latest: Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate

The Latest: Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted along party lines to advance Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor.The 11-10 vote Friday came just one day after Republicans heard testimony from Christine Blasey F...
Published: 09/28/18
How 'red-blooded American boys' got a pass after an assault long ago at Boys State

How 'red-blooded American boys' got a pass after an assault long ago at Boys State

When I was 16, some of my teachers coaxed me into attending American Legion Boys State at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Hundreds of other boys from around Florida were there, as well.During that week, one of the Boys Staters assaulted a fe...
Published: 09/28/18
West Tampa cemetery owner scraps plans to build a home inside it

West Tampa cemetery owner scraps plans to build a home inside it

TAMPA — Stroll through the historic, tree-draped Marti-Colon Cemetery and you’ll be drawn to a virtual gallery of faded photos affixed to headstones bearing chiseled epitaphs proclaiming lives well lived.The West Tampa cemetery at 3110 W Columbus Dri...
Published: 09/27/18