Florida Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Scott Maddox withdrew from the race today. The 37 year old former Mayor of TallahasseeÃ¢â¬â¢s campaign never seemed to gain traction after reports of financial problems under his tenure as State Chair of the Democratic Party arose shortly after he launched his bid for governor.
Maddox announced that he was endorsing Tampa Congressman Jim Davis for the Democratic nomination.(roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?to join meÃ¢â¬?)
Maddox did no...
Les Miller is the Senate Minority Leader in the Florida Legislature. He was elected to the State Senate in 2000, after previously representing the Tampa area as a House Member since 1992.
With Jim DavisÃ¢â¬â¢ decision earlier this year to leave his Congressional seat he has held since 1996, Senator Miller announced that he would run for that seat.
We interviewed the Senator this afternoon..We began by asking him his thought about the goal to have constitutional amendments approved to...
In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, more than half a million gulf coast residents have been displaced. Today Housing and homeless advocates held a conference call to get answers from FEMA about the difficulties Hurricane evacuees are having getting housing assistance. Jack Schuback, the individual assistance specialist at FEMA, began by reading off statistics about how many people had contacted FEMA so far.
Ã¢â¬Åas of last night, we had ### shelters open..we want to gi...
A NEW ENERGY BILL IS PASSED TODAY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE HIGH ENERGY COSTS. THE GASOLINE FOR AMERICAÃ¢â¬â¢S SECURITY ACT HAD A CLOSE VOTE OF 212 TO 210. EARLIER TODAY A TELECONFERENCE WAS HELD WITH KEY OFFICIALS TO TALK ABOUT THE ACT AND HOW THIS BILL IS TAKING AN OPPOSITE DIRECTION FOR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢S WILMER RAMIREZ LISTENED IN AND FILED THIS REPORTÃ¢â¬Â¦
IN A TELECONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE APOLLO ALLIANCE, AN ORGANIZATION PROMOTIN...
Researchers at the University of Florida and Florida state University have released a new report warning that the State of Florida will likely see an economic slowdown in the next five years, and legislators must be prepared to make difficult decisions about how to keep the state financially afloat.
The bipartisan study, directed by the Leroy Collins institute at FSU, lists several possibilities for how to handle a decrease in revenueÃ¢â¬âchanging the voter approved class size amendmen...
61 year old Tampa Native and Washington Lobbyist Al Fox made news earlier this week with the latest Democrat to enter into the race to succeed Jim Davis in Congress reported that he has raised close to $170,000 for his campaign Ã¢â¬â after only declaring his candidacy 6 weeks earlier.
Fox is best known as being a strong advocate for trying to eliminate the trade embargo with Cuba, now going strong for 45 years.
So far this year, WMNF has interviewed Kathy Castor, Scott Fe...
Signorile is a gay activist, columnist and commentator. He's regarded as the father of the "oting movement". In this interview on WMNF's Radioactivity program he discussed gay marriage bans, outing of conservative political figures, safe sex and the transgendered movement.
Never before in the history of mankind have so few people had so much power over so many. The people at the top of the American national security establishment, the President and his principal advisors, the core team at the helm of the National Security Council, are without question the most powerful committee in the history of the world.Yet, in many respects, they are among the least understood.
A former senior official in the Clinton Administration himself, David Rothkopf served with and ...
As we reported last night, the Hillsborough County Commission yesterday proposed that a Task Force be formed to look at whether development should be restricted to match classroom capacity.
Among the ideas on the table include a higher sales tax, higher impact fees on new houses, or both to help pay for more classrooms.
In proposing those two motions yesterday, County Commissioner Ronda Storms also slammed School Board Members and new Superintendant Mary Ellen Elia for wh...
Nearly 4 months after the Hillsborough County Commission voted to ban endorsing gay pride events in the County, the hurt and anger in the gay community continues to reverberate.
Yesterday,,the lone Commissioner who voted against that resolution, Democrat Kathy Castor, proposed a resolution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation for private and public employees in the County.
But not only did the majority of the Commission reject CastorÃ¢â¬â¢s proposal...