No argument here that Florida Power & Light is an stellar corporate entity. That aside, FPL wants the Public Service Commission to approve an unreasonable customer rate increase amounting to $1.3 billion over three years — intended as extra profits for shareholders to spur stock sales.
After shopping at a local Publix Wednesday, I felt it necessary to make a plea to the citizens of Manatee County. I was told that the food banks are picking up collections being taken at the registers and not waiting for the Stuff the Bus event that will be coming Sunday. There is such a need at our food bank, they cannot wait!
When I read the article in the Aug. 1 Bradenton Herald entitled “Forward Manatee political committee formed to advocate for sales tax passage,” the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Does “Forward” in the name ring any bells to you? President Obama used that for his slogan in 2012.
Democratic and Republican leaders have displayed a damn-the-voters attitude this year in the state’s U.S. Senate primary races that discredits both parties. They’re doing their best to rig the outcome before a single vote is cast.
I am putting in my “two cents worth” concerning the red light cameras that are already installed in Bradenton. I have never had an accident caused by a red-light runner; however, I do know that the cameras undoubtedly result in far fewer drivers trying to get across our intersections after the light turns red.
I live near the WaWa convenience store-gas stationon the corner of 53rd Avenue and 14th Street West, and I would like to comment on the deplorable condition of the wooded lot on the corner nearby — deplorable!
For more than two decades, Charles Hackney has served the county as a lightning rod for upset, bewildered and even demonstrably angry taxpayers arguing against the validity of their property appraisals. As a constitutional officer, the county property appraiser must follow state law to the letter, or answer for any transgression.
I stopped at Subway (a sandwich shop) one recent morning and was in line with a police officer and two other people. As we got closer to the cash register, we realized that the police officer had picked up the tab for all of us.
The Wilks brothers have been buying up land in the West and reportedly have closed access to local residents for hunting and recreation. Now, they’ve apparently purchased 172,000 acres of timberland in Southern Idaho.
Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.