Sunday, December 21, 2008

FLORIDA DIGEST December 21, 2008

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Steve Rothaus
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-Gay play wonders: What if God was one of us?
As biblical revisionism goes, Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told is way funnier than just about any other retelling of the Old Testament.


Scott Newton for Wilton Manors Commission Campaign

-I have made a decision in my life and I want you to be one of the first to know. Because I believe I still have a lot to offer to the City of Wilton Manors, I have decided to run for City Commission and I need your help. This is not a decision I take lightly. If you believe in the future of Wilton Manors, as I do, and you believe that I can continue to move the city forward, then I would be honored to have your help getting there. As you may know the open seat is for a 2 year term and there will be a special election on February 10, 2009. This will be a short campaign but there is still a need for yard signs and literature etc. Your willingness to step forward with a contribution of $25, $50 or even $100 will mean the world to me personally. Your contribution, is the first step to getting me elected.
I appreciate everything you can do to help me. The turnout in a special election is normally low. Your vote is going to count more now than ever. I can't do this without your help. I am asking for your vote on February 10, 2009 As always I look forward to your comments and suggestions. Please watch for information on upcoming events. Thanks!
1825 N.E. 27th Drive
Wilton Manors, FL 33306

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-Some South Florida elected officials exploit loophole in law to live outside districts they represent
Vague residency rules for elected officials make the question hard to answer By Peter Franceschina,0,6577033.story

Miami Herald
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-Miami-Dade schools chief Alberto Carvalho off to strong start
Since taking over Miami-Dade public schools, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has focused on stabilizing the budget, boosting achievement and long-struggling schools.

-Sansom offers bruising ride for taxpayers
It's been barely a month since Ray Sansom was sworn in as Florida's new speaker of the House, and the Destin Republican is already in trouble.

Fort Report
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-Florida wears U.S. corruption crown
By Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor
Tired of seeing Florida constantly at the bottom of national rankings? Take heart. The Department of Justice says we're No. 1 in one category:
corruption. Compiling federal corruption convictions over the past decade, Florida topped every other state with 824 convictions of local, state and federal officials - even Rod Blagojevich's Illinois and even Louisiana, where politicians are said to be so crooked they are screwed into the ground at burial.

-Documents link House speaker, friend and college facility
By Alex Leary, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
Although college officials dispute it, public records show that the airport facility Northwest Florida State College plans to build with tax money secured by House Speaker Ray Sansom is the same hangar Sansom's friend wanted for his jet business. Sansom, R-Destin, says critics are unfairly blurring the lines between the two airport projects.

-Thurman retains Democratic Party chair
As expected, Karen Thurman was re-elected today in Orlando to a second term as head of the Florida Democratic Party. The Florida Democratic Party Executive Committee also elected a new vice chair, secretary, treasurer and 10 Democratic National Committee members.


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