Secret recording: Trump and Lev Parnas discussed Sen. Rick Scott

By Steve Contorno Published Jan. 28 Link to Tampa Bay Times article At the same April 2018 dinner where President Donald Trump ordered the removal of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, he also discussed Florida Sen. Rick Scott with Ukrainian-born South Florida businessman Lev Parnas. The conversation was captured in an 83-minute video obtained by Reuters from Parnas’ attorney…

Voice Your Ideas About Charlotte County’s Transportation Plans

The Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan that looks beyond today’s transportation system and into the year 2045. The Charlotte County Democratic Party urges you to complete their on-line survey. The survey can be found here: Charlotte County Transportation Survey Your input will help forecast mobility needs…

‘Loyalty to Party Must Yield to a Higher Obligation’

Opinion Steny Hoyer: I Understand Party Loyalty. I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This. Republicans of courage and conscience ought to join the Democrats who cast their votes for impeachment. By Steny H. Hoyer Mr. Hoyer is the majority leader of the United States House of Representatives, from Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/opinion/steny-hoyer-trump-impeachment.html? By Steny H. Hoyer…

Prof. Mark Paul addresses Green New Deal in Charlotte County

Professor Mark Paul, assistant professor of economics and environmental studies, New College of Florida, informed Charlotte County Democrats on December 10 that he “was particularly drawn to work with the Green New Deal because it addresses the two largest crisis that Americans face today: climate change and inequality. It recognizes that the two crises are inextricably linked and we…