The collaborative, launched in the aftermath of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, involves law enforcement agencies, city and county governments, the State Attorney's Office, the Hillsborough County School Board and the University of South Florida.
Commissioner Kevin Beckner,
who chairs the collaborative, said that while crime is decreasing in Hillsborough County, it is still prevalent and needs to be addressed at its root causes. "We can't arrest our way out of this problem," he said. here
Chances are, if you know anything about Dunedin, you know it as the home of beautiful Honeymoon Island and for the raucous Highland Festival that celebrates all things Scottish. Locals also appreciate the small central Pinellas town for Spring Training baseball and its devotion to delicious craft beer. Now the citizens of Tampa Bay’s answer to a quaint Scots village are vying for a new title – Home of the Arts.here
Maria Palacios, of United We Dream-Tampa Bay, was one of the demonstrators who showed up at the event in Anderson, S.C. Some of the demonstrators went to Rubio's Miami office last week with a similar message. "If Sen. Rubio wants us deported, we're here to ask him to tell us to our faces," Palacios said in a statement. "
We went to Sen. Rubio's office in Florida, but his staff hid and closed the doors on us, so we're here to let him know that Dreamers do not forget, and that we will fight to keep our DACA. The Florida immigrant community must see that Rubio does not stand for us."more
It's bizarre. Florida leans ever so slightly Democratic in high turnout presidential elections, but Democrats are virtually powerless and irrelevant in Tallahassee. No question the state is trending Democratic. here@adamsmithtimes
Based out of Clearwater when it opened in the 1950s. Now, some 70 years or so later only two locations survive, one in St. Pete and the other renamed Beef Burger in Greensboro, North Carolina. There use to be one in Ybor. My mom would take me there when i was a boy. Visit them here
Recognizes the importance of the AWI and the Commission on Human Relations in ensuring equal pay. Requires the AWI to conduct studies and provide information to employers, labor organizations, and the public concerning the means available to eliminate pay disparities between men and women. Creates the Governor's Recognition Award for Pay Equity in the Workplace, etc. Sponsored by Senator Joyner and Representative Cruz. here
Judithanne McLauchlanis honored to receive the endorsement and support of our incoming State Senate
Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner and State Representative Janet Cruz. They are
true champions for middle-class families and for women, fighting every day to
ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work.here
And, for the incessant Republican robocallers: We voted for Charlie Crist. Florida has suffered enough at the hands of the Chief Executive Orifice Prick Scott. After Scott and his minions threw their support to Nan Rich, she was no longer a viable candidate. A vote for Rich would be the same as a vote for Scott.
On a rainy afternoon, Aug. 23, 70 people rallied in downtown Tampa demanding justice for Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri. Gathering at Lykes Gaslight Park, the people protested outside the Tampa Police Department and the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Florida. Protesters showed solidarity with the people fighting back in Ferguson by demanding the jailing of killer cops in Tampa.
Alekos Zambrano of Tampa Dream Defenders said, "We are here today to demand justice. We demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of the officer that shot Mike Brown. The immediate arrest and prosecution of the officer that killed Javon Neal. The immediate arrest and prosecution of the officer that killed Arthur Greene. We believe that these demands are reasonable. We believe that these demands are just. We also demand that here in Tampa, the police wear forward facing cameras so we no longer have to take their word for it, when they tell us that our young sisters and brothers forced them to pull the trigger. And we demand the police records of arrest, detainment and questioning, not ending in conviction. here
Gov. Rick Scott's campaign and the Republican Party of Florida have paid more than $227,000 for use of the private jet that Scott also uses for official state travel. The Cessna Citation is owned by a Naples business whose only officer is First Lady Ann Scott. The jet tail number ends with the first lady's initials. here
“I think people are very upset, and people have really been awakened to the immigration issue where they haven’t been before,Right now at this current time, I would say immigration is the No. 1 issue on people’s minds.” first-term GOP congressman, Scott Perry said. here
It’s funny how they claim that immigration is the number one issue for many people. It’s downright hilarious that they are using the bill they voted on before their August recess to prove to the American voters that they care about working on the issue. The bill would speed up the process to send the migrant children back to their dangerous countries. It would also end Deferred Action for the Dreamers.