On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced four appointments to both judicial courts and state boards. 12th Judicial Circuit Court
Voting is now open in one of most significant elections in St. Petersburg for 2017. No, not that one; this ballot has nothing to do with City Hall or the “two Ricks.” Creative Loafing is celebrating Tampa Bay’s finest for 2017 Best of the Bay — its annual local list of the “tastiest restaurants … baddest local bands … politicians who inspire and infuriate you.” (OK, maybe it does have something to do with the two Ricks, if only indirectly.)
A one-time on-air host for Home Shopping Network is suing the giant St. Petersburg-based omnichannel retailer for breach of contract a day after it was sold to rival QVC. Akos Jankura — known as “The Solutionist” — is the host of My Cool Inventions, a radio show that markets listener-submitted inventions. Many of those products were sold through its website, MyCoolGadgets.com.
One day into her candidacy for Florida House District 58, Yvonne Fry received the endorsement of all five current Plant City Commissioners, including Mayor Rick Lott as well as another former member.
Hillary Clinton is calling her new book “What Happened” and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump. “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” Clinton writes in the introduction, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. “Now I’m letting my guard down.”
A former bartender at Hogan’s Beach in Tampa is accusing the now-closed club of encouraging “pervasive” sexual harassment. Lorna Marie Perez is a 32-year-old Pinellas Park resident who began working for Hogan’s Beach — the namesake of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan — in 2013.
With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.