Tyson Slocum, research director for Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project discussed the reasons gasoline prices are so high, President Bush's call today for expansion of the number of nuclear power plants in the U.S., the energy bill passed by the House last week, the lack of focus on renewable energy and how citizens can get involved in these issues.
Broward voters could decide on sales tax hike for transit system
Earlier this month, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio said that the city and Hillsborough County need to something to improve mass transit in the community.
For public transportation advocates, it was encouraging to hear ANY public official speak up for public transitÃ¢â¬Â¦Back in 1999, a committeeÃ¢â¬â¢s recommendation to spend more on roads and buses was ignored by the Hillsborough County CommissionÃ¢â¬Â¦.A transpor...
A 60 (m) million-dollar state commitment to help build a 420 (m) million-dollar retractable roof baseball park in Miami for the Florida Marlins today passed the
After almost an hour of debate, the House voted 90-to-26 on the economic development proposal with the subsidy for the stadium along with millions of dollars for other pro sports projects.
The House bill diverts $2 million a year for the Marlins and $2 million a year for four spring training sites, as ...
A new study by the association of Community Organizations for reform Now, or ACORN is lending ammunition in their campaign against predatory lending, and specifically Wells Fargo. For the past several months, Periodic protests have been held outside the Wells forgo branch on Central avenue in St Pete and at other branches around the country. But now an examination of Wells FargoÃ¢â¬â¢s Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data has found racial and economic differences in the type of leans made by...
INTRO: Florida is now the first and only State in the Nation to have completely privatized itÃ¢â¬â¢s child welfare services. FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Governor Jeb Bush has been working eight years to see the privatization of the States welfare system. FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Department of Children and Families, or the DCF, oversee private contractors who manage all foster care and adoption services. The department has been rocked in the past decade by a series of high profile scandals, prompting the priv...
The Tampa Housing AuthorityÃ¢â¬â¢s lawsuit to try and evict Robles park resident and community activist Connie Burton continued today. A jury was chosen at the end of the day Monday, it consists of 3 women, and 4 men, none of whom are black. During opening arguments, BurtonÃ¢â¬â¢s attorney, Guy Burns warned the jury not to confuse the fact that BurtonÃ¢â¬â¢s son was convicted of selling drugs, with any inference that Burton her self was involved in illegal activity
Last year, the Bush administration stepped up blockade against Cuba and instituted tighter travel restrictions of Cuban Americans who wanted to visit their families. They are now only allowed to travel to the island once every 3 years, where previously they could go once a year. This week there is a national mobilization in Washington DC of people protesting against the travel restrictions. WMNF spoke with Tampa area historian and activist Maura Barrios, one of a contingent on Tampa area r...
Castor is the founder and president of The Committee For Fair Elections, a group tring to get a series of constitutional amendments on the Florida ballot to reduce the partisan politics in the redistricting process. Castor appeared with Committee staff member Kristin Pasicheck. They said that the redistricting process is really the "Incumbent Protection Act" because not a single incumbent state legislator or Congress member was defeated in 2004. They are hoping voters will pass amendments es...
Tomorrow at the A La Carte Event Pavillion, the Tampa based Outback Steakhouse company will be conducting their annual meeting Ã¢â¬â and at the meeting, a member of the animal rights group PETA plan to ask Outback management how seriously they take Animal Welfare.
David Benjamin is Special Projects Coordinator for PETAÃ¢â¬Â¦ (roll tape#1 o.q. Ã¢â¬Åanswer a questionÃ¢â¬?)
Outback Steakhouse will conduct their Annual Shareholder Meeting at 10 AM tomorrow at the A...
The House of Representatives is scheduled to debate and vote on the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act tomorrow, and pro-choice groups are hopping mad about that.
The Bill has 2 parts Ã¢â¬â the first has passed the House in past Congresses as the Child Custody Protection ActÃ¢â¬Â¦.That section makes it a federal crime for any person other than a parent to assist a young woman across state lines to access abortion services unless the woman has complied with the parental not...