Luther Strange mailer blasts Mo Brooks on Trump as Senate primary approaches


About six weeks away from the special primary for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, the battle is escalating between Incumbent Sen. Luther Strange and Congressman Mo Brooks, one of his top Republican opponents. A new mailer, paid for by the Strange for Senate committee, blasts Brooks for not supporting then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential primary, as well as his criticism after TrumpContinue reading “Luther Strange mailer blasts Mo Brooks on Trump as Senate primary approaches”

Alabama ranked near bottom of list of best states for startups, small business


A financial website ranks Alabama as one of the least favorable places for starting a business in the U.S. The study announced this week by personal finance website WalletHub ranks Alabama as the 42nd best state for startups in 2017. Grading on a 100-point scale, WalletHub used 20 key indicators of startup success to come up with its “2017Continue reading “Alabama ranked near bottom of list of best states for startups, small business”

Increased food spending, lower gas prices give retailers boost for Independence Day


With Independence Day arriving Tuesday, retailers expect a surge in one of the things Americans do best – eat. The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts Americans will spend more than $7.1 billion for Independence Day weekend on food items for picnics, barbecues and other celebrations. That’s an increase of about $2 in per-person spending over 2016. NumbersContinue reading “Increased food spending, lower gas prices give retailers boost for Independence Day”

Pinellas County wage-theft law challenged as unconstitutional


A Largo executive search firm is challenging the constitutionality of Pinellas County’s recently enacted wage-theft ordinance. KLA Industries is an Ohio-based executive search firm located at 801 W. Bay Dr., Suite 203 in Largo. Zachary J. “Zach” Burns, 30, is a Madeira Beach resident and former KLA employee who recently moved from West Chester, Ohio.Continue reading “Pinellas County wage-theft law challenged as unconstitutional”

Two Largo court petitions raise question of fairness in Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act


A pair of City of Largo court petitions raise questions on the fairness of the state’s Contraband Forfeiture Act. Ronisha Ke’irra Scott, 24, is a St. Petersburg resident. An African-American woman, Scott lives in a 675-square-foot St. Petersburg home appraised by the county at $26,435, with a sales value of $31,900. On June 1, LargoContinue reading “Two Largo court petitions raise question of fairness in Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act”

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