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Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry has spent the past 18 years covering news and politics in the Sunshine State, most recently with FloridaPolitics.com. He worked for five years as the political editor of Creative Loafing in Tampa, and before that he was the assistant news director at WMNF radio, where he served as creator/anchor/producer of the hour-long WMNF Evening News. A San Francisco native, Mitch began his career at KPFA Radio in Berkeley in the 1990's.

Picture of GMO labels for food

What’s in our food? Florida congressman calls federal GMO labeling plan “grossly inadequate.”

By: - July 11, 2018

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced this week that he has filed a formal objection letter with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, calling its food labeling plan for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) “grossly inadequate.” “As you work to issue a final rule later this year, I would urge you to go back to the drawing board […]

No scheduled public debates among candidates for Florida’s top legal job? That’s weird.

By: - July 10, 2018

It’s July already, and polls say most people don’t yet know who they will vote for in the August 28 Republican primary for Florida Attorney General – the state’s top legal job. Anyone looking to learn more about the two Republicans and two Democrats vying for Attorney General through a public debate is out of […]

Confederate monument in St Augustine

Update: St Augustine votes for Confederate monument with “context”

By: - July 9, 2018

Update: The St. Augustine City Commission voted 4-1 on Monday evening to advance the recommendation by a local committee to add “context” to the city’s controversial Confederate monument and keep it standing, despite recent protests. Before voting on the matter, the city commission heard from the public for more than two hours, with supporters of […]

Adjunct professors want respect – and unions

By: - July 9, 2018

While organized labor in America may be on the ropes following a decision against unions in the U.S. Supreme Court last week, don’t tell that to adjunct professors up and down the Sunshine State, who have been pushing for and acquiring union representation in the past couple of years. Adjuncts are generally described as part-time […]

Can we trust polls these days?

By: - July 9, 2018

According to the most recent polling in Florida, it’s looking like we could have an Adam Putnam-Philip Levine showdown in November on who will become the next governor. But when it comes to polls, should we trust the most recent public opinion surveys when others earlier this year had different candidates leading –  Ron DeSantis […]

Is Florida GOP’s tough talk on immigration a winning ticket in November?

By: - July 6, 2018

Last Saturday in cities throughout Florida, thousands of people gathered to denounce the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration which has resulted in more than 2,000 migrant children being separated from their families when attempting to cross the Mexican border into the U.S. But with the controversy exploding all over the nation, the […]

Financial Help for South Florida School Shooting Survivors

By: - July 5, 2018

The families of the 17 victims killed on Valentine’s Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland will soon receive $400,000 in contributions raised through a GoFundMe campaign by the Broward Education Foundation’s steering committee. The steering committee was led by former U.S. Senator George LeMieux. Nearly 450 students who were inside the building […]

Planned Parenthood opens new clinic in Florida’s state capital

By: - July 5, 2018

The facility isn’t easy to find, and you won’t see signs on the building that have anything to do with reproductive services or really anything about health care at all. It’s intentionally nondescript, with the entrance turned away from the street for safety reasons. There’s a vestibule made from bulletproof glass. The building in Tallahassee […]