Tampa/Hillsborough County, FL Focus
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Tampa Bay Reports: Republican Rick Scott cited as example of ethics violations in textbook fraud case:
Textbook fraud? Troubles at Rick Scott's hospital chain featured in business ethics classes...
Rick Scott is featured in Case #13: The Healthcare Company: Learning From Past Mistakes (PDF).
Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA, which the textbook describes as a company where "health-care services and staffing ... often took a back seat to the focus on profits." The case study describes Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Charlotte as the focal point of a federal investigation that resulted in $1.7 billion in Medicare fraud fines.
The textbook points out that federal investigators alleged that Scott and another executive "were briefed routinely on issues relating to Medicare reimbursement claims that the government charged were fraudulent..."
So Florida Republicans are literally textbook examples of ethics violations!
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When you participate in Tampa Electric’s Renewable Energy program, you're joining others who support the use of cleaner renewable sources like the sun and biomass (plant materials) to produce electricity. Our program gives you the opportunity to purchase renewable energy in 200-kilowatt “block” units at $5 each per month. There is no limit to the number of blocks you can purchase. Learn more about the benefits of renewable energy and how your participation will produce a positive environmental impact – and check out Tampa Electric's solar panel installations installed throughout the community.
How to participate
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Customers can also sign up and learn more by calling 813-228-4848.
For those who love combining social interaction with political action, I recommend Drinking Liberally. This is the ideal venue for those who love to enjoy life while they work for positive change. There are two chapters in Hillsborough County.
South Tampa Drinking Liberally:
Third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm
Rock-N-Sports, 1600 E 8th Ave, Ste. E20 (Above Starbucks, Across from Muvico, Next to Adobe Guilas)
Brandon Drinking Liberally:
Every Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
Giordano's, 11310 Causeway Blvd
"Promoting Democracy One Pint at a Time"
And for those with a more erudite approach to politics: Democratic Book Club
Meets monthly, 1st Mondays, 7:00pm at the Barnes and Noble, 213 N Dale Mabry (just south of I-275)
Contact: Tim Heberlein at email@example.com
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEMOCRATIC DISABILITY CAUCUS
For information and meeting locations, please contact:
President: Jackie Beiro, firstname.lastname@example.org , phone: 813-412-6256, cell: 813-466-8767
P.O. Box 151674, Tampa, FL 33684
Hillsborough Co Hispanic Caucus:
The Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus holds its General Membership meeting
every third Tuesday, at La Teresita Restaurant - 3246 W. Columbus Drive, Tampa, 33607
For more info:
Hillsborough Co Black Caucus
Hillsborough County Black Caucus meets third Wednesday each month, at 6:30 pm at the East Tampa Business & Civic Center located at 2814 N 22nd Street, Tampa 33605
Join us and become part of the Change!
For more information, contact Dr. H. Bruce Miles at 813.237.3999, or email@example.com
Hillsborough County Young Democrats
Meets 2nd Thursday at 7 pm at Tahitian Inn - 601 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa
President: Jennifer L. Fenn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President: Timothy Heberlein (email@example.com)
State Committeeperson: Dave Haynes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Brian Willis (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Tifini Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Website: Young Democrats
Hillsborough County Democratic Women's Club
Meets monthly, 1st Mondays, 6:30pm at Mimi's Café, 11702 N. Dale Mabry (Carrollwood)
President: Naomi Ryan
Hillsborough County GLTBA Democratic Caucus
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Tahitian Inn at 601 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa.
President: Sally Phillips (email@example.com) 813.382.8172
Vice President: Ken Key (firstname.lastname@example.org) 813.416.8208
Secretary: Dave Cutler (PrdFLDem@verizon.net ) 813.892.5905
Treasurer, Fundraising Chair : Marilyn Cappiello (Cappyflorida@aol.com) 813.205.6454
Membership Chair: Ercilia Albistu (Nolebabe1963@aol.com) 813.774.1887
By Laws/Rules Chair: JJ Crane (email@example.com) 813.503.3432
Campaign/Political Action Chair: Dave Cutler (PrdFLDem@verizon.net) 813.892.5905