Monday, October 15, 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...

Daniel Ruth: Whatever degree she may or may not have, mayor qualifies in chutzpah

Daniel Ruth: Whatever degree she may or may not have, mayor qualifies in chutzpah

Perhaps the tip-off Temple Terrace Mayor Mel Jurado's alleged doctoral degree was (ahem) about as worthless as a Venezuelan $1 bill was when she started pimping her dubious bona fides on her personalized license plate, "DRMEL." Really? Not....
Published: 10/10/18
Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats causes spike in voter registrations

Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats causes spike in voter registrations

Look what Taylor Swift made you do.In a surprise Instagram post Sunday, the music megastar broke her long silence on politics and encouraged her more than 112 million followers on the platform to register to vote.It seems some of them rushed to do ju...
Published: 10/09/18
What will $241 million get you? Lots of stuff, including a couple of fire stations you may have thought you already paid for

What will $241 million get you? Lots of stuff, including a couple of fire stations you may have thought you already paid for

Pasco County voters face four local referendums on the November ballot.
Published: 10/10/18
The far right melts down over Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats

The far right melts down over Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats

Taylor Swift’s declaration that she plans to vote for Democrats next month fell like a hammer across the Trump-worshipping subforums of the far-right internet, where people had convinced themselves, for reasons it will take some time to explain, that...
Published: 10/09/18
Kavanaugh is confirmed: Senate Okays Supreme Court nominee

Kavanaugh is confirmed: Senate Okays Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON — The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation aft...
Published: 10/06/18
Helping others grow is a quality shared by Hispanic Man and Woman of the Year

Helping others grow is a quality shared by Hispanic Man and Woman of the Year

TAMPA — The Hillsborough Hispanic Man and Woman of the Year are top administrators in local government who share a deep affection for the community they have helped shape during their careers.Anthony 'Tony' Morejón, 60, Hispanic liaison w...
Published: 10/04/18
Hurricane Maria looms large in debate over how Hillsborough's Puerto Ricans should vote

Hurricane Maria looms large in debate over how Hillsborough's Puerto Ricans should vote

TAMPA — The chairman of Puerto Rico’s Democratic Party has one thing in common with President Donald Trump: He thinks the mayor of capital city San Juan did a poor job responding to Hurricane Maria a year ago, abandoning her city when i...
Published: 10/02/18
Updated: 10/03/18
Republican Raymond Blacklidge and Democrat Jennifer Webb have similarities, but display stark differences in quest for District 69 state House seat

Republican Raymond Blacklidge and Democrat Jennifer Webb have similarities, but display stark differences in quest for District 69 state House seat

The primary over, party stalwarts have thrown their weight into the battle for the District 69 State House seat.The Republican Party has put almost $60,000 into Raymond Blacklidge’s campaign, hoping to retain the seat Kathleen Peters is giving...
Published: 10/03/18
A millionaire and a missionary: Two doctors vie for state House seat

A millionaire and a missionary: Two doctors vie for state House seat

Ralph Massullo, the incumbent in the state House of Representatives 34th District race, decided to run for re-election "for the same reason I sought this position in the first place" — to make a difference through service.The Lecanto...
Published: 10/03/18
Daniel Ruth: For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke

Daniel Ruth: For pot-using commission candidate, campaign funds are going up in smoke

Thanks to recently defrocked public servant Kim O'Connor, this may be the first (and last) time you will ever read anything about the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District. And see? You are probably wondering, "I didn't know we had a...
Published: 10/03/18