Pasco calls for civil campaign behavior

The Pasco County Commission has amended its Ethical Campaign Practices Act to encourage civility among candidates. Commissioners voted unanimously on Jan. 21 to support changes suggested by Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley. Corley said the changes incorporate “language that speaks to civility in the public discourse for candidates running for office within Pasco … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 01/29/2020

Corley issues warning Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley has issued a warning that The Voter Participation Center (VPC) again has launched a voter registration mail campaign targeting Pasco County voters, according to a news release from Corley’s office. The mail campaign contains “inaccurate information that is often alarming and confusing,” the release says. Previously, … [Read more...]

Increased Pasco property values trigger higher tax bills

Pasco County property owners, on average, are expected to pay more in property taxes, but not because of a higher tax rate, Robert Goehig, the county’s budget director said last week. Instead, it will be increasing property values that will create the higher tax bills, Goehig said, during a June 25 Pasco County Commission budget workshop. Value increases for homesteaded properties will be … [Read more...]

Political Agenda 09/12/2018

Political season is heating up in Pasco County Wesley Chapel Republican Club The Wesley Chapel Republican Club will meet Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., at Lexus of Wesley Chapel, 5350 Eagleston Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. Guest speaker will be Florida State Rep. Danny Burgess, who also is the newly appointed manager for future operations for the Pasco Sheriff's Office. Admission is free, and all are … [Read more...]

Candidates file for local, state and federal races

Beginning this week, The Laker/Lutz News will revive Political Agenda — a column that runs only during election years. It is the newspaper’s goal to give candidates a place where they can announce they are running for office, let voters know of upcoming Meet the Candidate nights or political forums, or update voters on any news that may be pertinent to them in the coming elections. This … [Read more...]

Guiding Pasco County Schools is a big job

As Kurt Browning begins his second term as superintendent of Pasco County Schools, he knows he’s got his work cut out for him. He found that out during his first term. “I tell people, I have not worked as hard in my adult life as I have this past four years,” said Browning, who directs the daily operations of Florida’s 11th-largest school district. The 58-year-old quickly added: … [Read more...]

Gearing up for primary elections

Even though the primary election isn’t until Aug. 30, Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley is reminding voters to be sure they are ready to vote. Florida has a closed primary system, so voters must be sure they are registered in the party in which they wish to vote, Corley said. It’s also essential to be sure you are registered and that your registration has the proper address, … [Read more...]