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Did Tampa Port Chief And Slumlord Get Public Funds For His Filthy Hovels? Would You Believe ‘Yes’?

You may recall the saga of William “Hoe” Brown, the chair of the Tampa Port Authority and big-dollar GOP fundraiser who also ran a filthy mobile-home slum on a commercial property that wasn’t zoned for rentals — at least until the Tampa Bay Times detailed the “unlivable conditions” in the trailers, which were filthy and infested with roaches. Well! Time for a couple of updates! The good news is that after the scandal broke in July, Brown shut down his slum and was shamed into resigning his unpaid but influential positions on the Port Authority and several other civic boards. The bad news is that bad news continues to trickle out — like sewage from a leaky septic system — about just how scummy this guy’s business practices were, including another Times story on Saturday, revealing that Brown collected some $600,000 in rent since 1998 from a Hillsborough County agency that provided temporary housing for homeless people. But there’s even some good-ish news there — we won’t go so far as to call it Nice Time — in that the agency will now reform its procedures to make sure it’s not sending poor people to live in filthy hovels, so one cheer for that at least. Read more on Did Tampa Port Chief And Slumlord Get Public Funds For His Filthy Hovels? Would You Believe ‘Yes’?…
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Most Popular Wisconsin Governor Ever Scott Walker Now Kvetching About Measly Salary

Poor Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Nobody loves him, everybody hates him, and he is stuck in government “service” instead of being off in the private sector making “real money.” Also, “Not that this job is that important to me,” he said, because at this point all he really wants in life is for a laid-off DMV clerk to just cold smash him in the nards. Audio after the jump! Read more on Most Popular Wisconsin Governor Ever Scott Walker Now Kvetching About Measly Salary…