Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mitch Perry Report 6.7.12 - Voting issues uber alles

Posted By on Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Will Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sue the Obama administration regarding their reluctance to share that Dept. of Homeland Security database to review non-citizens on the voting rolls in Florida? It seems like a showdown is inevitable between the feds and Florida, after Rick Scott sent out his Secretary of State last night to say reject the White House's call to stop the purging of non-citizens.

Hours earlier officials with the League of Women Voters announced that beginning soon, they will resume what they've done for 72 years in the Sunshine State - register new voters. They don't have that much time before the late July deadline for August's primary takes place, but it does give them months to get people signed up to vote this November.

Hillsborough County Commissioners announced yesterday that it was time to start investigating the Children's Board, the agency whose received unrelenting news coverage over the past few months in the Tampa Bay Times. Also yesterday for the first time since being elected nearly four years ago, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner called out his colleagues (with the exception of Les Miller) for being prejudiced against gays, for their reluctance (once again) to sign a proclamation hailing the GaYBor business district in Ybor City.

And maybe you already knew this, but it's still pretty shocking to hear that nearly half of all Florida homeowners (46 percent) are underwater in their mortgage payments. Now an activist group led by Van Jones is targeting U.S. Senators in some of the worst hit states to support federal legislation to give a break to those homeowners.

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