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With new law, voting in Florida’s elections will start week of July 4!

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Tucked into HB 131, the wide-ranging election reform legislation which, among other things, regulates online political advertising, as well as the electioneering activities of ‘527’s’, is a provision that moves up the date of when each county’s Supervisor of Elections is required to mail ballots to “early voters,” such as military and overseas voters.  Currently, the law requires Supervisors of Elections to mail ballots no later than 35 days before an election.  HB 131 changes that requirement to “no later than…

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With new law, voting in Florida’s elections will start week of July 4!

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Tucked into HB 131 (which I track using LobbyTools), the wide-ranging election reform legislation which would, among other things, clarify political advertising on the internet and regulate the electioneering activities of ‘527’s’, is a provision which would move up the date of when each county’s Supervisor of Elections would be required to mail out ballots to “early voters”, such as military and overseas voters.  Currently, the law requires Supervisors of Elections to mail ballots no later than 35 days before…

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With new law, voting in Florida’s elections will start week of July 4!

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Tucked into HB 131 (which I track using LobbyTools), the wide-ranging election reform legislation which would, among other things, clarify political advertising on the Internet and regulate the electioneering activities of ‘527’s’, is a provision which would move up the date of when each county’s Supervisor of Elections would be required to mail out ballots to “early voters,” such as military and overseas voters. Currently, the law requires Supervisors of Elections to mail ballots no later than 35 days before…

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Winners and Losers from Pinellas’ elections

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Today’s city commissioner is tomorrow’s state legislator. And today’s state legislator is tomorrow’s congressional candidate. Or so I’ve always thought and that’s why I always pay attention to the results of even the smallest town’s municipal elections. Yesterday’s slate of elections in Pinellas County certainly provided a list of winners and losers and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of who won and who lost as a result of Pinellas’ municipal elections. Winners: The most…

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Winners & Losers from Pinellas’ elections

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Today’s city commissioner is tomorrow’s state legislator. And today’s state legislator is tomorrow’s congressional candidate. Or so I’ve always thought and that’s why I always pay attention to the results of even the smallest town’s municipal elections. Yesterday’s slate of elections in Pinellas County certainly provided a list of winners and losers and I’m not just talking about the candidates. Here is my list of who won and who lost as a result of Pinellas’ municipal elections. Winners: The most…

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Tim Nickens is being such a pussy!

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It must be very difficult to be the Editor of Editorials at the St. Petersburg Times. I mean, you are in charge of the section of the newspaper viewed by the least amount of readers, yet pandered to by almost every politician. And you have to deal with Robyn Blumner on a daily basis. At least Bill Maxwell isn’t around anymore to bother you about the plight of migrant workers. So why is Tim Nickens being such a pussy about…

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Maybe, just maybe, the Times is partially responsible for St. Pete voters’ apathy

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Not to stir up any more trouble for myself than I usually do, but maybe, just maybe voters are undecided about whom to vote for St. Petersburg Mayor because the Times coverage is so lackluster. Not for lack of trying. The Times has bombarded the voters with coverage of the trivial and trivial candidates. Whether it be stories about Rays’ tickets, “sign monsters” or Kentucky Fried Chicken, the focus has been on what is Buzz worthy, rather than what is…

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