(Orlando, FL) On Wednesday, Senator Geraldine Thompson and Representative Victor Torres joined together to blast Rick Scott’s anti-crime campaign tour and demanded that Scott focus his energies on keeping Florida safe from corruption and shady dealings.
Calling the campaign "hypocritical," Thompson and Torres issued a joint statement pointing out that Scott's chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, has been called out for setting up a lucrative rail deal with his former employer All Aboard Florida. The statement follows:
Palm Beach County, Fla. – Florida became the 23rd state in the nation to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1030 (the “Charlotte’s Web” bill) back on June 16, with overwhelming support of Florida citizens and the Florida legislature. The bill passed 111-7 in the House and 30-9 in the Senate.
Scott Is Nowhere Near His 700,000 Jobs Goal
2010: Rick Scott Promised 700,000 New Jobs In Florida; These Jobs Were Promised In Addition To The 1.05 Million New Jobs Economists Expected Regardless Of Who Was Governor. According to The Tampa Bay Times, “When Scott debuted his 7-7-7 economic plan in July 2010, nonpartisan economists at the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research had just released their estimates for Florida’s long-term jobs outlook. They concluded Florida would add 1.05 million jobs between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2018, and it didn’t matter who lived in the Governor’s Mansion — Scott, Democrat Alex Sink or someone else. To account for the news, Scott clarified his promise. His 700,000 jobs would come in addition to the ones state economists forecasted. Put simpler: 7-7-7 became 7-7-1.7 million.” [Tampa Bay Times, 12/9/13]
President Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet Tuesday as he defiantly dared congressional Republicans to try to block his efforts as he does an end-run around a divided Congress to get things done. The president appears to have tired of the inaction that is preventing the economy from fully recovering. Like everyone else in the county, he understands that the GOP and their Tea Party counterparts will do anything to make sure he fails.
Reports – Kanye West is ticked off again. This time he has lashed out at President Obama, saying the Prez can't do anything to “effect change” without “money.” The controversial rapper was asked about the President's decision to send advisors to Iraq (a move we also think is more disingenuous than not), he responded.
Nina Turner, an Ohio state senator, has been on the front lines of many of the biggest political battles in her state over the last several years. The Democrat was a leading and highly visible voice during the debates around collective bargaining and voter identification laws, and she was one of President Obama’s most high profile surrogates, frequently appearing on MSBNC.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) - The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, esteemed as America's foremost think tank for Black political and economic research, is struggling with financial problems so serious that its political arm has been gutted and its interim president is working for free.
City of Orlando Sixth District Commissioner Sam Ings has invited the community to come out and join in the celebration of Juneteeth this Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Dr. James R. Smith Center, 1723 Bruton Boulevard, in Orlando.
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In Dallas on June 21 I had the privilege of speaking to our nation’s mayors at their annual national gathering. Mayors have an awesome responsibility. As a longtime resident of the Boston area, I remember the wise words of the late Tip O’Neill, our Congressman from Massachusetts and the longtime Speaker of the House, who used to say: “All politics is local.” Mayors deal with the daily problems facing people, balance competing interests, and make the difficult decisions that directly affect the lives of residents of our nation’s cities and towns, including working men and women.Add a comment