Head of USF Resigns After Poor Leadership

POLITICS-The Head of University of South Florida–St.Petersburg has resigned over how she handled Hurricane Irma. USF officials wanted to fire Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska for her incompetence and “lack of leadership,” but a resignation was negotiated on Monday. In a letter obtained by WFLA, USF System President Judy Genshaft wrote to Wisniewska “you resisted a directive to evacuate the students.” WFLA also learned Wisniewska...

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Putnam School Bill
Aug09

Putnam School Bill

Sarasota-Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam said that a controversial education bill signed into law earlier this year was “a bridge too far.” According to the Herald Tribune, before a tour of Booker High School, Putnam said, “While there were individual elements of it that were positive, the way they put it together I think it should have gone back to the drawing board.” The legislation was the top priority for House...

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Local congressman discusses plan for tax reform
Aug02

Local congressman discusses plan for tax reform

SARASOTA — U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan is back on the Suncoast for the August recess, and he’s talking about tax reform. That’s considered the next major legislative priority on Capitol Hill. Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, tells SNN he understands people are dissatisfied with the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. But he’s confident that tax reform to help residents and businesses can get done by the end of the year. “After the first of...

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Political Corner: Buchanan discusses upcoming election year
Jul20

Political Corner: Buchanan discusses upcoming election year

SARASOTA — In Part 4 of this week’s Political Corner, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner wraps up his interview with Congressman Vern Buchanan by asking him about the upcoming 2018 election year. Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, was first elected to the U.S. House to represent parts of the Suncoast in 2006.   The post Political Corner: Buchanan discusses upcoming election year appeared first on SNN TV.

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Senator John McCain Diagnosed  With Brain Cancer
Jul19

Senator John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Republican Senator John McCain’s office announced in a statement Wednesday night that a recent surgery revealed a cancerous tumor in his brain, and that he is considering chemotherapy and radiation treatments. A statement from the office of Senator McCain said he underwent the procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix on Friday. Pathology after the procedure revealed that a primary...

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Political Corner: Buchanan discusses opioid crisis, White House
Jul18

Political Corner: Buchanan discusses opioid crisis, White House

SARASOTA — In Part 2 of this week’s Political Corner, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner continues the conversation with U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan. During the segment, Buchanan talks about families affected by the opioid crisis and the latest on the fight to stop these illegal drugs. Buchanan also shares his views on the Trump Administration. The post Political Corner: Buchanan discusses opioid crisis, White House appeared first on SNN...

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