http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160204_110617_radioactivityR1_191.MP3 BY Rob Lorei Today we are joined by FSU economic professor Patrick Mason, author of a new Study on the high cost of low wage jobs in Florida. The report found that near the nearly 39 percent of Florida’s workforce, about 3 million people, are working in low-wage jobs that cost taxpayers over $11 Billion… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on radioactivity we listen to the latest Florida this week, a news and public affairs show moderated by Rob Lorei that airs every Friday night at 8:30 on local PBS station WEDU. This week’s panel offers political insights on the biggest political issues in Florida: Gov. Rick Scott call for a… Read more »
On Wednesday’s Radioactivity we chatted with financial consultant and journalist Jane Bryant Quinn on how to get ready for life after work. Bryant is one of the nation’s top financial reporters, covering money and finance for CBS, Washington Post, and other major news organizations in addition to having written a syndicated finance column for 27… Read more »
The Hillsborough County Commission overwhelmingly approved nearly $29 million for upgrades to the county-owned football stadium that’s home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The county’s chief financial administrator, Bonnie Wise, says the public funds come from the tourist tax, not general revenue. Wise says part of the deal would increase the amount of profit sharing… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we talk about the latest political issues facing the Tampa Bay Area with Patrick Mantaiga, editor and publisher of La Gaceta, the only trilingual newspaper in the country that has been covering local news from Ybor city for 93 years. With Mantaiga we discuss Hillsborough County’s transportation dilemma, mobility… Read more »
By Rob Lorei This Saturday the fifth annual St.Petersburg Science festival will be held from 10 am to 4 pm on the Bayboro waterfront at the USF St.Petersburg campus. One of the festival’s organizers,E. Howard Rutherford from USF St.Pete’s College of Marine Science, joins us to talk about the festival that aims to engage children… Read more »
In 2014 nearly three-quarters of Fortune 500 companies used offshore havens to hide profits and pay less U.S. taxes; that’s part of the findings of a report released Tuesday by public interest groups. During a press conference in St. Petersburg Michelle Allen with Florida PIRG said thirty of those companies accounted for 62 percent of profits… Read more »
Despite more than 30 residents speaking out during a public hearing that lasted into the afternoon, Tampa City Council made no decisions Thursday on proposed increases in stormwater fees. Like the majority of the citizens who spoke, resident Larry Patterson opposes the rate increases – at least the way they are proposed. There are two… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei interviews 13th District Congressman David Jolly, who makes his case for his run for the senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio as he runs for president. Jolly outlines his positions on the the Affordable Care Act, current foreign policies regarding Iran and ISIS, and Social Security. He also calls Donald… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei talks with Patrick Mantaiga, publisher of trilingual newspaper La Gaceta. In a column published last week, Mantaiga addressed five contentious issues affecting Hillsborough County and Tampa: the formula for increased stormwater tax which he says unfairly affects the poor and nonprofits, the spending of more than half of the Hillsborough… Read more »
Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday that in June Florida had the highest job growth among the 10 most populous states, according to a job growth report released by ADP research institute. The report found that Florida had a higher job growth rate than Texas and California at 3.9 percent, which also exceeded the national average of 2.5 percent…. Read more »
Hillsborough workgroup leans toward half-percent sales tax for transportation
ax Refusers redirect money to civil improvement, and corporations that pay next to nothing in taxes
Report: offshore banking by big business puts the tax burden on the rest.Yesterday afternoon at a conference in St Pete a report was released in which companies in the US, particularly Florida, are the beneficiaries these and other corporate tax breaks.
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Executive Director, Frank Clemente from the group Americans for Tax Fairness
A transit purposal for Hillsborough County wants to impose a one cent tax for funding.
Today Radioactivity discusses the controversy surrounding the IRS and non-profits.