The Tampa Tribune is just the latest editorial board to rip into Governor Rick Scott for his withdrawing Charlie Crist's request that the Justice Department review Amendments 5 &6, the initiatives approved overwhelmingly by Florida voters last November that are meant to make the re-districting of Congressional and Legislative districts fairer. Scott was also chastised by fellow Republican Mike Fasano yesterday for doing so as well. Maybe some new leaders might admit to a mistake and correct it to move on. Not this Governor.
Beginning at 4 a.m. today volunteers are counting the homeless in Hillsborough County, as this is the day in which the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County attempts to get a specific number on all of the homeless in the county. Several local officials, or those aspiring to be, are participating.
Remember a few years ago when it was all the rage to determine who should take over the Armory building in West Tampa? After a lot of hue and cry, nobody is ready to inhabit its environs, even though the military is ready to withdraw. Tampa mayoral candidate Ed Turanchik has a suggestion.
One of the most covered court trials in Hillsborough County in recent vintage involved Luis Munuzuri-Harris also known as the Bayshore rapist, who was found guilty last week of raping a woman after he impersonated a police officer. Last Friday CL contributor Elizabeth Graham sat down with the judge to learn more about what his life is like away from the bench.
the report here.