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Central Florida, Jacksonville, Pinellas urban leagues back solar power amendment

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The solar power amendment scored the backing of three more organizations. Consumers for Smart Solar announced Wednesday the Central Florida Urban League, the Jacksonville Urban League, and the Pinellas County Urban League were endorsing the 2016 solar power initiative. In a joint statement released by the campaign, the three organizations said they believe the amendment “provides an effective hammer for breaking down these barriers while providing regulators with the tools to protect low-income consumers who still rely entirely on the…

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Showing results: Florida’s most aggressive poverty reduction plan to date

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A five-year, $170 million investment plan to reduce poverty and stimulate job growth in South St. Pete is “exceeding expectations,” according to a midyear progress report released by the Pinellas County Urban League this June. The city- and county-backed project is called the 2020 Plan — named after its expected completion year — and it’s being hailed as the most aggressive poverty reduction effort ever attempted in the State of Florida. The newly released report measures progress associated with each…

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Lawyer files to run against Mary Brown for Pinellas School Board

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Attorney Keisha Bell has filed to run for the Pinellas School Board seat now held by two-term incumbent Mary Brown. According to a press release, Bell, 35, is a St. Petersburg native, a member of the NAACP and Pinellas County Urban League and a youth mentor. Bell is the first candidate to challenge one of three incumbents up for re-election this year (Brown, Linda Lerner and Peggy O’Shea). Retired teacher Charles McKenzie is also considering running against Brown.

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