News from Tea Party Manatee

Published Thursday, October 30, 2014
ACTION ALERT!!! LISTEN NOW: TERRY TRUSSELL UPDATE. WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP TERRY NOW! KrisAnne Hall will be teaching her Constitution Workshop right there in Dixie County, FL, where all of this is happening!!!! (what a coincidence!) PLEASE contact the elected officials involved in Terry's case and ask them to attend my read more»

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Amendment 1 is a $19 Billion mortgage to buy conservation land.  

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS plan to immediately borrow money to buy land through the bonding authority written into Amendment 1.  Bonds will be sold to raise money based on future tax revenue. 

FORMER GOV. BOB GRAHAM, a lead supporter of Amendment 1, has said publicly, “We intend to buy as much land as fast as we can because that land won’t be available twenty years from now.” 

Once the bonds are sold, the amount of the DEBT WILL BE CARVED IN STONE. But, the tax revenue to pay back the bond debt can fluctuate wildly, depending on the economy.  That’s irresponsible. 

ONE THING IS CERTAIN, when the funding source dries up, as it has in the past, Florida’s property owners will be on the hook to pay back the debt through higher taxes. 

 Amendment 1 is BAD FOR FLORIDA. 

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Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amendment One – A Dangerous Precedent for Florida

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Published Sunday, October 19, 2014

There are 3 Florida Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot for Nov 4th.  TEA PARTY MANATEE is recommending a NO vote on all 3 Amendments.

No. 1
Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands
                Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions
No. 3
                 Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies 

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Published Friday, September 12, 2014
Important 2014 Election Dates - Supervisor of Elections Office: (941) 741-3823

General Election:
New Registration Deadline
October 6, 2014
Early Voting Begins: 3 Locations
October 23, 2014
Early voting Ends
November 1, 2014
November 4, 2014
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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»

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
Manatee County ended it on a high note continuing its remarkable turnaround with the 80% of Manatee District schools receiving an A, B or C grade, compared to 60% in 2013, reflecting a 20% increase.  read more»