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Darden Rice

St. Petersburg election candidates

Robert Blackmon faces backlash over eviction attempts; and other issues plaguing the St. Pete Mayor’s race

St. Petersburg City Council member Robert Blackmon canceled his scheduled interview Tuesday on The Scoop with Janelle Irwin and new co-host Evan Donovan citing a scheduling conflict just minutes before air time. Blackmon’s cancelation came...
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Neighbors in St. Pete want to save tree from developers

Residents in the Allendale Terrace neighborhood of St. Petersburg are fighting to protect mature live oak trees from getting cut down to make room for new houses. A developer is building several homes on the...
plastic straw ban

St. Pete City Council committee favors voluntary plastic straw reduction over ban

Next month, St. Pete City Council will consider an ordinance to comprehensively look at how the city deals with all kinds of disposable plastics: from straws, to bags and polystyrene containers. In a committee today...

MidPoint for Thursday, Nov. 16 – PR consultant and Democratic Party activist Bill Carlson

Bill Carlson is the president of the Tampa-based public relations firm Tucker/Hall, and is considering a candidacy for Tampa City Council in 2019. He’s been a leading activist for strengthening relations between Tampa Bay and...
FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub

Update: vote means St. Pete could play a role in overturning Citizens United

Update: on Thursday Oct. 5, 2017 the St. Petersburg City Council voted 6-2 to advance this ordinance. Below is a story originally published on Oct. 27, 2016 and here is a link to a related...

St. Pete moves forward with campaign finance reform

Despite an opinion from city lawyers that it is unconstitutional, St. Petersburg City Council moved ahead this morning with an ordinance that would cap Super PAC donations and limit contributions from foreign interests in city...
Fight for 15 minimum wage

Fight for $15 walk-outs in Tampa Bay

Low-wage workers across the country are protesting and even walking out of work Tuesday as part of what’s being called a “Nationwide Fight for $15 Day of Disruption.” At noon in St. Petersburg more than...
FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub

How St. Pete could play a role in overturning Citizens United

If the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturns its Citizens United decision it might be because of an ordinance that’s being considered by St. Petersburg; on Thursday afternoon the City heard about an ordinance that would limit...
solar power

Supporters have range of reasons to like Florida solar amendment

Florida voters are deciding this month whether to add a business tax break for solar power to the state constitution. Wayne Wallace is president of Solar Source, a Largo company that installs solar panels. He...
St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice

St. Pete considers banning Super PAC money in local elections

St. Petersburg City Council is considering banning the influence of Super PAC money in local elections. The idea was introduced Thursday afternoon by council vice chair Darden Rice. “I’m introducing a new business item to start council discussion on evaluating...
Karl Nurse no fracking

St. Petersburg seeks ordinance to ban fracking

St. Petersburg City Council will soon consider an ordinance to ban the drilling technique known as fracking and the transportation or storage of fracking wastewater within the city limits; Council vice chair Darden Rice says...

Rice says Rays exposure in Cuba helps St. Pete

The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cuba national team in Havana Tuesday with Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro in the front row; St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice says that kind of exposure...

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