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  • The end for SaintPetersBlog
    Posted by Peter Schorsch on 10/08/2017 at 2:50 PM

    Ever since I acquired the rights to the perfect domain for my efforts — — I knew that one day, this website would have to be put out to pasture. Well, after more than 51,000 posts, this is the final one. Going forward, I am devoting my full energies to the Florida […]

  • Darden Rice on St. Pete’s campaign finance ordinance — it’s ‘by no means over’
    Posted by Mitch Perry on 10/08/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Two days after the St. Petersburg City Council passed an ordinance limiting campaign contributions, which is expected to be legally challenged, Council Chair Darden Rice was still exulting. A former president of the League of Women Voters in St. Pete, Rice was an early champion of the just […]

  • AP Top 25 Takeaways: Oklahoma upset; Miami over FSU, finally
    Posted by Associated Press on 10/08/2017 at 10:39 AM

    Four of the top five teams in the country kicked off their games at noon Eastern on Saturday, which suggests that all were expected to roll. No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Georgia all did just that. Then there was No. 3 Oklahoma. The Sooners and Iowa State provided some early drama […]

  • Leading nation, St. Pete Council is 1st to ban corporate campaign cash
    Posted by Mitch Perry on 10/08/2017 at 10:00 AM

    After hours of debate, the St. Petersburg City Council approved a campaign-finance reform measure Thursday, which could have national implications. The final vote was 6-2, with Council members Ed Montanari and Jim Kennedy dissenting. Once the final vote became clear, the crowd in city chambers […]

  • Rick Baker, Rick Kriseman reload campaign coffers for general election
    Posted by Peter Schorsch on 10/08/2017 at 10:00 AM

    If there was any doubt about the interest level in the ‘battle of the two Ricks,’ check the latest campaign finance reports for Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker, both of whom raised substantial money during the last two weeks of September.  Baker, the former mayor seeking a third term […]

  • Jeff Brandes wants Florida to prepare for future wave of electric cars
    Posted by Mitch Perry on 10/08/2017 at 9:59 AM

    Soon, a lot more electric vehicles will be on Florida roads. Jeff Brandes wants the state to get ready. At least seven electric cars are coming to market by 2020, according to Business Insider, with several considered to be relatively affordable. That will make a total of 39 different […]

  • GOP consultant Anthony Pedicini subject of direct mail attack in bitter HD 58 race
    Posted by Mitch Perry on 10/08/2017 at 9:59 AM

    Republican consultant Anthony Pedicini is the latest target of a negative mailer in the vitriolic House District 58 primary. Pedicini serves as a campaign consultant for Lawrence McClure, the 30-year-old Dover businessman vying to take over the seat previously held by Dan Raulerson, who […]

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