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Report proposes negotiation between Medicare and drug companies

04/04/07 Brandon Martin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This week The Institute for America's Future released a report suggesting how the federal government can save billions of dollars for Medicare prescription drug plans. A discussion held today focused on the report as well as a Senate bill also addressing this issue. Brandon Martin reports.

The House of Representatives passed a bill in January that would amend the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. A provision in this act which prohibited price negotiation with drug companies wo...

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Hillsborough Commissioners may change meeting format

04/04/07 Mitch E. Perry
Alan Watts

 

This morning 2 members of the Hillsborough County Commission said they want to set aside time at their next meeting to discuss how they conduct their meetings.

 

Commissioner Ken ...

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Hillsborough County Commissioners contemplate penalizing owners of dogs not fixed

04/04/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners today heard from their Animal Services division about what might be done regarding owners of vicious dogs who refuse to have them fixed. 

 

The Department has been working on a variety...

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NICARAGUA: AFTER THE U.S. COVERT WAR

04/03/07 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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More than twenty years ago, one country dominated the news: Nicaragua. President Reagan had launched a covert war against that country's elected government, the Sandinistas. Reagan portrayed them as a threat to U.S. security- so the U.S. funneled billions of dollars to the Nicaragu...

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Global Warming on the menu in Tallahassee

04/03/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Global warming and climate change were on the agenda today at the invitation of CFO Alex Sink and Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Bronson.

The pair of Cabinet officers kicked off a series of four "Conversations on Climate Change" to explore the subject and its consequences for the Sunshine State. It followed this morning's...

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Rep. Kathy Castor - $50 billion added to SCHIP health insurance program

04/03/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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                   This morning at Hillsborough High School, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor announced a 50 billion dollar federal reauthorization of the Children’s ...

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Justice bill to curb Local govt. political clout

04/02/07 Mitch E Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Despite some high profile opposition, Pinellas County voters last month voted to reauthorize the Penny for Pinellas one cent sales tax, first enacted nearly 20 years ago.

More than 57 percent of voters came out to support the tax.  Critics included Bishop Robert Lynch, the head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, who said the Penny spending plan...

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Crist to restore Felons Civil Rights?

04/02/07 Mitch E Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida Governor Charlie Crist said today he expects to announce this week his plan to restore voting and civil rights for most felons who complete their sentences.

 

During his campaig...

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Mayor Iorio addresses priorities

04/02/07 Mitch E Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Mayor Pam Iorio and 4 new faces on the Tampa City Council were sworn into office yesterday in a ceremony at the Tampa’s Convention Center.

 

Alongside the Mayor, who was re-elected last month by garnering nearly 80% of the votes, the Council no...

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