MARY JO TIERNEY'S BLOG

Save Our Lagoon!

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:02+00:00 March 6th, 2015|

I recently noticed the Fort Pierce News Tribune added a new meter to its editorial page. The Tribune, as well as other Treasure Coast Scripps newspapers, is counting down the days that the State Legislature has to purchase 46,800 acres of U.S. Sugar property at a price that was set in 2008. This is not [...]

The Boom On US 1

By | 2016-07-15T15:38:04+00:00 January 14th, 2015|

While there has been much talk about the taxpayer subsidized Digital Domain building and TorreyPines Research Center,  little has been said about the building boom along dealer row in St. Lucie County,which is expected to add jobs and significantly increase the property tax base----all without one cent of taxpayer money. Garber Buick GMC of Fort [...]

Our Local Boy Scouts And An Update On Previous Issues

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:03+00:00 March 19th, 2014|

For years I quietly shied away from donating to the Boy Scouts of America. Locally, the Boy Scouts consistently received a far greater share of money from larger umbrella charity groups than the Girl Scouts received. On a national level, I strongly disagree with the Boy Scouts' stand to prohibit gays from joining troops or [...]

Get A Second Opinion

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:03+00:00 December 10th, 2013|

With all the recent controversy surrounding Obamacare, several aspects of the new law are not getting much press. Few realize that Obamacare was based on recommendations made years ago by the Hertage Foundation, a conservative Republican think tank, that wanted people to take responsibility for their health care costs by mandating that they enroll in a health insurance program. [...]

Ford F150s Buzzing Through Paris? Maybe…

By | 2016-07-15T15:52:01+00:00 September 16th, 2013|

When I returned from a mother-daughter trip to Europe this month, I was pleased to see an article in the New York Times proclaiming that the Ford F150 pickup truck remains the top selling vehicle in the United States. The Times' Sunday Magazine, which was devoted to pop culture, lists the F150 as a country's [...]

Battling Cancer & Big Health Insurance Companies

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:03+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|

As a cancer survivor and a business owner, I thought the affordable healthcare act could be both a blessing and a burden. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and faced costly treatments, one of my big worries was losing my health insurance and having a pre-existing condition that would not be covered [...]