With the disturbing chaos going on at the US Capitol today, many attribute to outgoing President Trump, several Tampa Bay area politicians responded. Representative Kathy Castor, serving her seventh term representing Florida’s 14th Congressional district, which includes Tampa and parts of Hillsborough County, said via social media: “It’s entirely outrageousContinue Reading

On Tuesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) have partnered with Publix Supermarkets to establish COVID-19 vaccination sites. Governor DeSantis made this announcement at the first Publix vaccination site in Ocala. Through a partnership with FDEM and FDOH, Publix isContinue Reading

Former Hillsborough County School Board member Cindy Stuart was sworn in as Hillsborough County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Monday morning. Stuart is replacing Pat Frank, who retired after serving as clerk for 16 years. Stuant and Frank are both Democrats, both serving as a Hillsborough County School Board member before becoming clerk. “I willContinue Reading

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced four new actions the state is taking to continue its proactive approach to increase vaccinations and reaffirmed his commitment of putting Florida’s Seniors first. The Governor made the announcement during visits to Orlando Health in Seminole County and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. 1) ExpandingContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) say that through December 30, 211,165 total people have received the first vaccine dose. The breakdown by age is as follows: 16-24 years 6,047, 25-34 years 32,367, 35-44 years 38,525, 45-54 years 41,251, 55-64 years 42,557, 65-74 years 28,338, 75-84 years 13,266 and 85+ years 8,814 Dade County (26,150) and BrowardContinue Reading

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer says her hard, some would consider draconian measures she has taken during the pandemic in her state has in her words, “studies have shown we have saved thousands of lives”. During a interview on Face the Nation Sunday (Start at 4:47 in the video below), WhitmerContinue Reading

Governor DeSantis

Last week, Florida Ron DeSantis highlighted the efforts his administration has taken on behalf of Floridians over the past year, producing a lengthy list published on his website. Governor Ron DeSantis said, “This has been a year of challenges, but it has also been a year of historic feats, innovationContinue Reading

On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee announced a strategic partnership with Tampa General Hospital to be the Super Bowl Host Committee’s exclusive medical provider. Tampa General Hospital will also be the exclusive sponsor of the first aid stations at Super Bowl Experience, presented by Lowe’s. “It’sContinue Reading

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), released a video of restaurant members and employees thanking Governor Ron DeSantis for supporting Florida restaurants by allowing them to remain open and safely operating. “On behalf of that 10,000 members of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), I want to thank GovernorContinue Reading

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of  48-year-old Daniel Darren Sweeney, a registered sex offender, on the charge of video voyeurism. Following a tip, detectives searched Sweeney’s electronic devices and located pornographic (nude) videos of a child to whom he had access. The victim had no knowledge of theContinue Reading

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took to the Senate floor Monday for an important speech against massive government spending and 5600 page government funding/COVID-19 response bill, a speech that needs to be heard. Paul condemned Congress’ fiscal recklessness on the U.S. Senate floor and called for opening the economy so AmericansContinue Reading

One of NARAL’s favorite governors, Virginia’s Ralph Northam–who cares more about the companion animals than unborn human beings–presented at state coronavirus briefing telling constituents how he thinks they should worship and where they should worship. Northam said in the briefing addressing the faith communities: “This is a holy time forContinue Reading

An assistant principal at Pasco High School in Dade City was arrested this week in Polk County on multiple drug possession charges and Driving under the Influence (DUI). According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year-old Ralph Stewart from Plant City was determined to be impaired and arrested at a crashContinue Reading

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Local News and Broadcast Media Preservation Act, filed as S. 5058, which would give local broadcasters and newspapers much-needed relief from outdated government restrictions that are currently threatening their ability to succeed in an evolving media environment. “With the rise ofContinue Reading

This week, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the State of Florida’s initial distribution plan for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Florida is preparing to receive 367,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine next week, pending Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Doses of the Moderna vaccine will be distributed toContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced the arrest of 45-year-old Chad Johnson of Tampa for defrauding a 96-year-old victim out of tens of thousands of dollars in recent months. Johnson became the victim’s caretaker earlier this year. From September to November, Johnson cashed checks he wrote for himself usingContinue Reading

On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis provided an update on Florida’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan after returning from a Washington, D.C. meeting, which includes details on the state’s initial allocation of 179,400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. “The federal government has allocated Florida 179,400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine forContinue Reading