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Pam Bondi alleges Pinellas, Hillsborough motels committed price gouging

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed three actions Thursday against lodging businesses in the Tampa Bay area alleging price gouging while the area was under a state of emergency for Hurricane Matthew. “As Hurricane Matthew strengthened into a dangerous category four storm, more than a million Floridians and visitors were urged to evacuate,” Bondi said. “Many of these people turned to these businesses for safe shelter but could not afford a room. During any emergency, it is extremely important that we come…

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Pam Bondi makes progress on Frontier service problems

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Pam Bondi came ready to rumble against Frontier Communications — and it looks like she won.  The state’s attorney general announced Thursday the Connecticut-based telecommunications company had “committed to improving communications and customer services in Florida.” “After a lengthy, productive meeting with Frontier executives, I am cautiously optimistic that Frontier disruptions in services will be quickly resolved,” Bondi said in a statement. “However, my office will continue to work with the company on each consumer complaint until they are all appropriately…

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Tampa Bay customers still frustrated by Frontier’s spotty service

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When there’s something strange about your Frontier Communications service, who you gonna call? Or rather, who you gonna call that can actually do something about it? In Florida, it’s not clear. On April 1, Frontier took over Verizon‘s landline, internet and cable TV service in Florida, specifically for Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota customers. Since then, thousands of customers have taken to the company’s Facebook page to complain of outages, poor service and sudden billing increases. California and Texas are the two other states…

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Another day, another story about Scott Wagman violating some campaign rule

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Yesterday, I received a letter from the Florida Elections Commission stating that the FEC believe my complaints against Scott Wagman for putting up these kind of Google ads: are legally sufficient and have offerred Wagman’s campaign the opportunity to agree to a consent order, pay the fine and fix the ads or appeal the decision (FEC 09-160). This is just the latest example of Mr. Houghton-Wagman’s disregard for the norms of electioneering. Just yesterday, Wagman’s campaign was caught placing signs…

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Jamie Bennett to skip Kennedy King dinner

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Mayoral candidate Jamie Bennett will skip this weekend’s Kennedy King Unity Dinner, evidently because he (actually, his wife) does not want to attend an event of an organization (The Pinellas Democratic Party?) whose members have filed complaints against his campaign (dentally challenged Dem Jim Donnelon filed complaints against Bennett and myself, all of which were dismissed).

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