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Alex Sink supports special session on drilling ban and ethics reform listen

05/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink, told WMNF on Saturday that she supports a special legislative session on ethics reform and on a constitutional amendment to ban fossil fuel drilling in state waters. Sink was in St. Petersburg for a meeting with officials from BP about their oil blowout in the Gulf.

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Ethics complaint filed against Commissioner Kevin White listen

01/22/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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An ethics complaint was filed today against Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White. A citizen alleges White committed a conflict of interest yesterday when he voted on a measure in which he clearly had a financial stake.

That was the result of the County’s historic motion to sue White yesterday. White was the only negative vote. But political consultant [Chris Ingram](http://www.411communicat...

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Grand jury indicts Sansom, college president listen

04/17/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom was indicted today, along with his former boss, Northwest Florida State College President Bob Richburg.

A state grand jury indicted the Sansom for official misconduct, a third-degree felony charge. Sansom is accused of misusing his legislative position to benefit Richburg’s Panhandle college that then hired Sansom for a six-figure job.

Richburg is also charged with perjury, according to State Attorney Willie Meggs.

Yesterday Sansom, a Republica...

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Progress Florida pleased about Sansom resignation listen

01/30/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The liberal activist group Progress Florida is celebrating the news today that Ray Sansom is stepping down as House Speaker.

Last month, Progress Florida launched the website Sacksansom.com, after an online poll found 96 percent of the respondents wanted Sansom to go after reports surfaced about his activities in acquiring his job at his alma matter, now called Northwest Florida State College.

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Hillsborough activist hails Sansom's fall

01/30/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Although news about Ray Sansom’s actions became known last fall, it seemingly took ethics complaints by two Tampa bay area citizens for anything to be done about it.

Clearwater resident David Plyer filed a complaint to the Florida Commission on Ethics. That led to Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs to convene a Grand Jury, which earlier this week ruled that there was sufficient evidence to investigate Sansom.

And earlier this month, Hillsborough County Democratic Party activist Sus...

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Clearwater man files complaint against Ray Sansom listen

12/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On the day he became the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives last month, Ray Sansom secured a high paying job at Northwest Florida State College. Sansom, a Republican from Destin, helped steer more than $25 million to the college earlier this year. Because of perceived conflicts of interest, several newspaper editorials have called for Sansom to resign from that $110,000 per year job or from the speaker position.

One Clearwater resident has taken the allegations to the [Florida...

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Haitian relief and cultural relativism

09/11/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. First up today, Hurricane Ike swept through Haiti and Cuba this week- killing dozens of people.

In Haiti, the situation is particularly bleak because four tropical storms have hit the country in the last month, killing more than 300 people. In some places roads and bridges remain impassible. Two local people have launched a grassroots effort to help the people of Haiti. They are Paul and Betty Nelson. I spoke with them earlier about the situ...

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