Good morning. It's Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Let's start with this paragraph: Gov. Jeb Bush initiated an effort to save Florida's springs in 2000, convening a panel of experts to recommend what should be done. The Legislature passed only one of its recommendations, then repealed it shortly thereafter. Scott's administration dismantled the initiative in 2011. Click.
Let's continue with this paragraph: When U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson married his wife, she was already wedded to another man, according to a new court filing by the congressman's lawyers, seeking an annulment on the basis of bigamy. Click.
And then this quote: "I think our time is coming, but let's face it, how many restaurants deserve a nod in Tampa?" says Ferrell Alvarez, chef-owner of the dynamic new Rooster and the Till in Tampa's Seminole Heights. "Maybe two or three. Orlando and Miami have more. It's a matter of Tampa catching up with the rest of the U.S." Click.
This one, too: "So far, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's television barrage apparently has had no impact on the race," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the poll. "The incumbent has not been able to reduce former Gov. Charlie Crist's lead. In fact, voters see Crist's party switch in a positive light and the incumbent's effort to tie Crist's support for Obamacare has not yet borne fruit." Click.
Says Kenneth L. Weiss of Treasure Island: So, after they sucked the consumer dry of any equity by overinflating the housing market, they've now turned the middle class into permanent renters. You read Drew Harwell's piece earlier this month?
Consumer confidence? Consumer confidence?! Ha.