Mitch Perry Report 12.9.11

Happy Friday to each and every one of you loyal MPR readers.

In the news, the Occupy movements of Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee and other locales are meeting up this weekend in Orlando to discuss a list of goals they intend to present to the Legislature in January. Meanwhile, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor tells CL that she's relatively content with the nature of the Occupy Tampa protests currently.

Republicans apparently are split about how hard lined they want to be in their language in attack President Obama over the course of the new year - interesting, since when did they start caring about that before?

Members of Bob Buckhorn's administration got the message from City Council members last week and are now acting with greater urgency regarding making infrastructure improvements in an area of East Tampa that led to a fatal traffic accident last month.

Hillsborough/Pasco state Senator Jim Norman's bill banning the filming of farms in Florida without permission is back.

And there's another GOP presidential debate coming your way Saturday night on ABC. One Republican running for the nomination who wasn't invited to that forum - Gary Johnson - will be in Clearwater on Monday night .

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