News from Tea Party Manatee

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Americans for Prosperity Summit in Dallas Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30.  
Click here to get tickets.  

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Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Elect 25 Jurors for the Florida Unified Statewide Grand Jury. 
A very important meeting taking place this Saturday, August 9th in the city of Labelle in Hendry Co., Florida.

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Published Sunday, August 3, 2014
"A sad day for Manatee County citizens and the First Amendment: The bullying of two Manatee County citizens in a recent Board of Manatee County Commissioners meeting by Chairman Larry Bustle is unacceptable."  
Click here to read Glen's entire Bradenton Herald Letter to the Editor.   

Also click here to read Dennis Maley's opinion in the Bradenton Times.  

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Published Saturday, July 26, 2014

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember, every voter can vote for all 3 Candidates, even if they are not in your District. 

"School board races are nonpartisan, and all Manatee County voters can choose a candidate for each race. Candidates must reside within the district they are running for, but once elected, serve the district as a whole." 

The Manatee Education Association has endorsed two current school board members and a long-time Manatee County resident for the 2014 school board election.

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Published Thursday, July 24, 2014
The hazards and the diseases that the illegal aliens are bringing to America.  Call your Legislators and make them aware.  read more»

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014

Manatee Schools Fact Sheet - Summary:

1. FACT:  The audit of the MTI financial records is still open

2.  FACT:  The investigation regarding reported misdeeds is still ongoing.

3.  FACT:  Galvano did not give Manatee School District $17 M.

4.  FACT:  Galvano acknowledged having a meeting with Cantrell and Miner amongst others and says that he was misquoted.

5.  FACT:  FEFP formula was increased for ALL schools in Florida.

6.  FACT:  MCSD closed out the 2013/14 year with a positive reserve of $4 M

7.  FACT:  2014/15 year budget has a $12.5 M reserve 

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Published Sunday, July 13, 2014
"Police investigated, while the district continued to sit on its hands and its attorney at the time, John Bowen, publicly defended everyone involved. However, after an exhaustive investigation, the BPD recommended charges for Frazier along with four administrators, including then-assistant Superintendent Bob Gagnon, who'd previously been the principal at the school. Hence, the idea that Gagnon's fate was somehow a "witch hunt" orchestrated by the new administration – which had not even yet been hired when BPD launched its investigation – seems dubious at best."  Bradenton Times read more»