Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mitch Perry Report 12.11.12 - Activists still targeting Bill Young

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 7:09 AM

A branch of organized labor targeted Pinellas Congressman Bill Young this year in his bid for re-election, which is why you've seen targeted attacks against the Representative from the group FCAN, the Florida Consumer Action Network.

Even though the election ended with Young now representing Pinellas in Washington for the 42nd straight year, FCAN is keeping up their actions, as they hope that he'll vote in support of President Obama's goals to maintain the Bush tax cuts with the exception of those making more than $250,000.

Yesterday dozens of activists showed up at Young's Seminole office, and it got a little intense at the end, as CL's Michael Newberger reports.

Yesterday was the biggest moment so far in the year long saga regarding a possible merger between the transit agencies in Pinellas & Hillsborough Counties. In St. Petersburg, the collective members from both boards talked about a consultant's study, with Grand Poobah Jack Latvala in attendance to watch and see what his idea has hatched so far.

And we've got new stats on the number of fatalities on Florida and the country's roads. Included in the mix are those killed by distracted drivers.

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