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St. Pete voters weigh in on governor, medical marijuana and Greenlight Pinellas listen

11/04/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: elections, St. Petersburg, St. Pete, marijuana, medical marijuana, Amendment 2, Greenlight Pinellas, Pinellas County, taxes, transit, light rail, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

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Probably the most closely-watched race in Florida is for governor.

Tuesday morning at the Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg WMNF spoke with voters about who they supported for governor.

We heard from Henry Weinsheimer, Susie Buckley, Ross Johnson and Robin O’Dell.

Florida voters will also decide whether to add the right to use marijuana for medical purposes to the state constitution.

In Pinellas County, residents will decide to add a penny to the sales tax to fund transit an...

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Pensacola senior challenges Paul Ryan on Medicare vouchers

08/22/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Paul Ryan, Medicare, Medicaid, taxes, Pensacola

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan is touring Florida promoting his new book; the former Republican Vice Presidential nominee was met by protesters Friday in Pensacola.

In this video provided by the liberal activist group Americans United for Change, a senior citizen asks Ryan why his budget slashes taxes for millionaires and corporations, but voucherizes Medicare.

Paul Ryan will be in our area on Sunday. He’ll be at the Books-A-Million at Brandon Town Center Mall at 3:00 p.m. and at B...

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) gets hammered by progressive activists listen

04/16/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: immigration reform, minimum wage, military spending, taxes, Dennis Ross

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A Republican member of congress took a verbal lashing from progressive activists during a town hall meeting in New Tampa last night. Dennis Ross was met with a clamor of dissent when he told a young woman working part time at a fast food restaurant that he would not support raising the federal minimum wage.

“Markets do work and I’m not suggesting that we do away with the minimum wage, that’s not it at all. But the minimum wage is not a career wage. It’s a wage that’s paid to make sure th...

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Help with Federal Income Tax Forms Part 2

03/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: taxes, wmnf

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Today WMNF will continue to answer your questions about filling out your federal income tax forms this year. We'll have three CPAs in the studio, Phil Scheidt, Kim Lee, Andy Mason who will take your phone calls and answer your e-mail questions. Tune in at 11AM March 19 and 20. Call in with your questions at 813-238-8001 and e-mail your tax question to dj@wmnf.org.

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Help with Federal Income Tax Forms Part 1

03/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: taxes, wmnf, CPA

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Today and tomorrow WMNF will answer your questions about filling out your federal income tax forms this year. We'll have three CPAs in the studio, Phil Scheidt, Lee Hewitt and Malcolm Hayes who will take your phone calls and answer your e-mail questions. Tune in at 11AM March 19 and 20. Call in with your questions at 813-238-8001 and e-mail your tax question to dj@wmnf.org.

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Some Tampa residents have other ideas for Governor Scott's $500 million tax cut proposal listen

09/12/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Because of an expected budget surplus Governor Rick Scott wants to cut $500 million worth of taxes for Floridians next year. During a stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Thursday as part of what he’s calling the “It’s Your Money” tour, Scott emphasized cuts to job creators. But a group of ten protesters, including retired Apollo Beach resident Christopher Radulich, wants the proposed cuts to be put to better use.

“Usually, tax cuts benefit the most those in the upper incomes...

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Hillsborough County approves $225,000 handout for Amazon.com listen

06/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously approved Amazon.com as a Qualified Target Industry Business Wednesday, making it eligible for up to $225,000 in local financial support. Another nearly $6 million in tax breaks will be taken up at a meeting in July. Two Hillsborough County residents took issue, including Seffner resident Elizabeth Belcher who called the incentive corporate welfare.

“Several years ago, I was involved in community plans. One issue that was discussed was provid...

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Tax Day protest may get blamed for I-4 crash listen

04/15/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A traffic accident early this morning may get blamed on a demonstration on U.S. 301 over I-4 may. Tax day protesters lined the overpass with light up signs demonizing big corporations for not paying their fair share of taxes.

Back-lit posters spelled out the words ‘U paid more taxes than Verizon.’ The group of a dozen activists wanted to send a message to people on their Monday morning commute to work that wealthy corporations exploit tax loopholes. Just as activists were about to ...

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Tax Day protests in Tampa and St. Pete blast wealthy corporations that evade taxes listen

04/15/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Wealthy corporations have access to tax loopholes that many individuals and small businesses can’t get. Tax Day protests on both sides of the bay this morning had activists lashing out at what they call tax evaders.

About a dozen activists in Tampa were up before the sun to light up the U.S. 301 overpass over I-4. Back-lit posters spelled out the words ‘U paid more taxe$ than Verizon’.

“You and I are paying taxes and all these huge corporations are not paying taxes.”

Th...

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After election Obama says wealthy Americans should pay more, Middle Class keep Bush tax-cuts listen

11/14/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama echoed campaign trail stump speeches at a press conference today, saying he wants the Senate and Congress to take immediate action to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for middle class Americans to avoid the fiscal cliff.

“The most important step we can take right now, and I think the foundation for a deal that helps the economy, creates jobs, gives consumers certainty, which means gives businesses confidence that they’re going to have consumers during the holiday se...

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