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Handful of protesters rallies for recall bill in St. Pete listen

04/18/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As tea partiers rallied Friday in Tampa to protest Tax Day, a small cluster of protesters gathered across the bay to champion a bill in the state legislature that would give citizens the right to recall state elected officials. The turnout didn’t faze the event’s organizer, who said he hopes the event would spark a meaningful discussion of government accountability.

There was no corporate sponsor. There were no hand-scrawled placards grossly mischaracterizing historical figures. Not one sl...

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WMNF reports from St Pete Right to Recall rally listen

04/15/11 Seán Kinane and Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Floridians have no way to recall from office a politician elected statewide. But there’s a movement growing to change that. This afternoon at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg, there’s a rally going on to support bills in the Florida Legislature to give Floridians the Right to Recall. WMNF’s Kate Bradshaw will bring you a full report on Monday. She’s there live on the scene. Kate, tell us what you’re hearing from the people there.

"Actually, to be quite honest, it hasn't really got...

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Miami-Dade County voters recall local elected officials by a landslide. listen

03/16/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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South Florida residents voted yesterday to recall Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez. Amid the massive recall campaign building in Wisconsin, public outcry over state budget deficits, government corruption, and incompetence has now led to one of the first major recalls of local elected officials in the country.

Alvarez drew criticism for cutting public worker salaries by 5% while raising the salaries of his personal staff. Political activist Millie Herrera says that many of the coun...

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Kriseman bill would give people the power to recall officials listen

02/23/11 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Florida, a state official can only be removed from office by the legislature or the governor. Now one local lawmaker wants to put that power in the hands of the people.

Prompted by a rise in what he calls “ethical issues” by some Tallahassee legislators over the past couple of years St. Petersburg Democratic Representative Rick Kriseman filed a bill last week that would allow the public to...

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Representative Rick Kriseman talks about his recall bill and Scott's snub of rail money listen

02/18/11 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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Today on the Last Call we spoke with St. Petersburg Democratic State Rep. Rick Kriseman on a bill he filed last week (HJR785) that would put the power to recall state officials, including the Governor, in the hands of the people. We also asked him to weigh in on Governor Scott's rejection of almost two and a half billion dollars in federal funds for high speed rail.

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