Tag Archives: Pinellas County

Flashback Friday: Expressway revolts in Dade, Broward, Pinellas and Hillsborough

In the 1960’s urban planners were preparing for explosive growth in the Tampa Bay area and southeast Florida. Population was exploding in both areas and various proposals for expressways were floated and eventually adopted by regional planning councils.The network of expressways proposed would have displaced existing neighborhoods and would have cost millions in local tax […]

Florida Democrats Rising Stars – Darden Rice

  Editor’s Note- Today we begin a series on young Democratic elected officials throughout Florida who are impacting the policy debate in this state and have a long-term future potential. At this time with the Democrats at a low ebb having lost 17 of the last 18 races for statewide office, we are committed to […]

Zest of the Day: Sen. Jeff Brandes draws a challenger

Per the Times’ Buzz blog, Jeff Brandes now has a Democratic opponent for re-election in the Pinellas-based 22nd Senate district in the person of Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, a professor of political science at USF-St Pete. Last week, we Squeezers discussed this seat as an ideal place from which to challenge the RPOF’s grip on the Senate. Brandes comes […]