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Stoneridge Group sends “redacted” Christmas message, pokes fun at Hillary Clinton emails

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With Christmas just around the corner, and New Year close behind, so arrives a flurry of politically themed holiday greetings, each providing a little bit of cheer (not to mention a few chuckles) to usher in 2016. One standout comes from Georgia-based political consultancy Stoneridge Group, a conservative firm for candidates looking for “bleeding-edge campaign know-how combined with an avant-garde approach to campaign execution” (as the Stoneridge website proclaims). Stonebridge offers a warm – yet highly redacted – Christmas message…

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Hillsborough BOCC approves stadium improvement deal with Tampa Bay Bucs

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They’re not using general revenue tax dollars! That was the message that six of the seven members of the Hillsborough County Commission emphasized on Wednesday in voting to approve a deal that will send $29 million in taxpayer money to the Tampa Sports Authority to make improvements on an estimated $87 million plan for Raymond James Stadium. Commissioner Stacy White was the lone dissenter to oppose the deal. Due to a previous deal that the county is obligated to from…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.10.15 – Recreational pot measure supporters back off 2016 ballot bid

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Wednesday night, organizers with the group Regulate Florida told supporters in a conference call that they’re ending their attempt to put a pro-legalization of marijuana on the ballot next year in Florida. FloridaPolitics.com was on that call, and posted the story soon after. In a statement sent shortly after that call was completed, Regulate Florida Chairman Michael Minardi wrote, “Due to time constraints, it has become obvious we will not be able to collect the needed number of verifiable petitions…

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Americans for Prosperity blasts Rick Scott’s economic incentives plan as “risky”

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A conservative group came out against Gov. Rick Scott’s economic incentives plan Tuesday, deriding it as corporate welfare and saying it lacked transparency. Americans for Prosperity Florida director Chris Hudson said his group agreed with Scott’s call for broad-based tax cuts at his 2015 State of the State Address, as well as his statement that “taxpayers can spend their money better than government can,” but sees the Republican governor’s incentives plan as a contradiction of those views. Scott’s plan would…

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4th Floor Files talks with Skylar Zander about mimosas, iPhones and educational choice

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Rising star Skylar Zander is the Deputy State Director for Americans for Prosperity. Here’s the file on Skylar Zander: Children? None. Without using the words Democrat, Independent or Republican, conservative or liberal, describe your political persuasion. I believe every kid has the right to a good quality education, lower taxes, and less government. If you have one, what is your motto? Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the face. During your career, have you had a favorite…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.9.15 — 1st chapter in Tampa citizens review board saga ends

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The activists went home unhappy last night, but their goals were never the same as the majority on the Tampa City Council when it came to the creation of a citizens review board to review the Tampa Police Department. The Council voted 5-2 Thursday evening for a compromise proposal on who gets to select the members of the nine-member board and two alternates; Mayor Bob Buckhorn will get five choices, the Council four, and the mayor still gets to pick the two alternates that were…

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Mitch Perry Report 8.25.15 – Will Florida GOP Legislature pay any price in ’16?

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In a just, accountability-fueled society, Florida Republican lawmakers would pay a price next year for the shenanigans they’ve been up to this year. As reported by the AP’s Gary Fineout, the nine-day June special session that occurred after House Speaker Steve Crisafulli pulled his members off the floor 72 hours before the session was scheduled to end in the spring cost taxpayers $651,000, the costliest special session in the past 15 years. We won’t know for awhile what the costs will be…

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