MARY JO TIERNEY'S BLOG

Permitted

By | 2019-02-21T11:44:28+00:00 February 21st, 2019|

A couple of weeks ago I read, with interest, a newspaper article about a concrete plant on Rock Road that was getting some pretty hefty tax breaks from St. Lucie County for adding a 15,000 square foot facility to its existing business and promising to add 15 jobs with an average pay of $17.67. It [...]

Supremely Public

By | 2018-09-19T18:17:01+00:00 September 19th, 2018|

As I write this, Washington DC is in a dither about the latest of many scandals that have dogged the Trump administration. The U.S. Senate is bickering over what to do about the allegation that Trump's Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when they were both in high school more than 30 years [...]

Diplomacy?

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

When I heard President Donald Trump say that he would know right away if he and North Korean dictator Kim Jong- un would hit it off, I thought of my friend Bob Mandell who also traveled oversees to promote the United States’ values and ideals. Mandell, who I met in the early 1970s when I [...]

Proof vs. Promises

By | 2018-01-23T14:09:56+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

If anyone had any doubts about Governor Rick Scott running for U.S. Senate this year, his column in last Sunday's News Tribune should pretty much confirm Scott will be challenging Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. Scott, who was elected governor eight years ago on the Tea Party wave, was the hard-nosed businessman who wanted to slash social [...]

Tax, plan?

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

I have often thought that St. Lucie County is one of the best places in the state to be a Ford dealer. Although the per capita income is less than adjoining Indian River and Martin counties, the Ford brand reflects our typical buyers—hard working, middle class men and women looking for great value in a [...]

Remembering Bud Adams: A Legendary Floridian

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:01+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

St. Lucie County lost one of its most beloved native sons last weekend. Bud Adams died early Saturday in the home he had built for his wife in 1949 on his family's expansive ranch. Although he owned one of the largest ranches in the country, Adams led a low key, unpretentious life. He was not [...]