News & Public Affairs

Thursday April 24, 2014

GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGING FLORIDIANS TO VOTE-Andrew Stelzer

A coalition a non profit organizations, voters rights groups and government officials are pleading with voters to not be intimidated away from the polls on election day, and say they have set up a cohesive network that will prevent problems at the polls. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT ‘I think its sad that we have to be here for this press conference, people can get money from their bank account, we ought to be able to …

Carl pope, the executive director of the ...

Read More

BUSH & CONSERVATIVISM - Mitch Perry

John Mickltetait is the co-author of the book, “The Right Nation:Conservative Power in America�, published this summer.

Along with his partner at the Economist magazine, Adrian Woolridge, he wrote an op-ed earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal in which he wrote that George W. Bush has transformed not only American policy, but American conservatism

In arguing that the U.S. is more of a conservative nation, the authors write in “The Right Nation� t...

Read More

GEORGE MITCHELL ON ARAFAT & ISRAEL - Mitch Perry

Ailing Palestianian leader Yasir Arafa, arrived in France today as the guest of the French government and was immediately taken to a military hospital for treatment of what is being called a mysterious ailment.

Arafat's wife, Suha, who lives in Paris with their daughter, was at his side at the high-security hospital, which specializes in trauma cases and blood illnesses.

An aide to French President Jacques Chirac said Chirac personally made the decision to provide Arafat with medical t...

Read More

THE IRS INVESTIGATION OF THE NAACP - Radioactivity

NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and Chairman Julian Bond described the just announced IRS investigation of their organization's tax exempt status. At issue is a speech that Bond gave at the group's annual convention this summer. The federal government is investigating whether the speech was partisan. Bond says the speech was tough on both President Bush and the Democratic Party and that he did not tell supporters who to vote for.

Read More

WILL VOTERS ELEGIBILITY BE CHALLANGED AT THE POLLS??-Andrew Stelzer

The past few days, reports that the republican party is planning to challenge the eligibility of certain voters at the polls on election day. The BBC is reporting that these challenges will take place mostly in areas with high African American populations, which tend to vote democratic. Florida is one of the states where challenges are expected, and many citizens rights groups claim that the law which allows challenges law is racist and are concerned that it may keep people away from the po...

Read More

JEB BUSH ON AMENDMENT 6 HIGH SPEED RAIL-Andrew Stelzer

Governor Bush came to Tampa today to speak in favor of amendment 6, which would repeal the voter mandated high-speed rail train which connect major cities throughout Florida. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.

ACT-Jeb “This is a 25 billion dollar mistake.

In 2000, Floridians passed a constitutional amendment which supported the creation of a high-speed rail line to connect major cities; one of the first legs is supposed to run from Tampa to Orlando. But since it pa...

Read More

STORMWATER DISCUSSION - Mitch Perry

In the aftermath of hurricanes Francis and Jeanne creating severe flooding problems in Tampa, the city’s Public Works Director, Steve Dagnault, today gave a presentation on how the city might be able find more money on stormwater projects.

The issue of stormwater runoff has been an age old one in Tampa – but after the severe storms in August and September – it’s an issue that the City Council appears to want to act upon. Dagnault told the Council this mor...

Read More

AMENDMENT ON SLOT MACHINES - Mitch Perry

Attempting to stave off fears that slot machine profits would NOT go to education, South Florida Parimutuel facilities on Tuesday signed a contract guaranteeing 30 percent of their take would go to the Florida School Boards Association.

The money – estimated to be between $300 to $500 million dollars a year – would be distributed to all 67 School Districts.

Amendment 4 would let residents of Broward and Miami Dade Counties vote on allowing slot machines at...

Read More

A DEBATE OVER THE AMENDMENT TO PASS THE HIGHER MINIMUM WAGE - Radioactivity

This coming election day Florida voters will be asked to decide the fate of a proposed amendment to Florida's constitution to increase the minimum wage. Our guests were MEGHAN SCOTT WITH THE PRO-INCREASE GROUP CALLED FLORIDIANS FOR ALL....and MARK WILSON WITH THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GROUP- THE COALITION TO SAVE FLORIDA'S JOBS....

Read More

Tampa Bay Weather

Nfew

Currently: 68° Partly Cloudy More Details

 

@WMNFNews