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Marco Rubio endorses Ross Spano for open congressional seat

Marco Rubio endorses Ross Spano for open congressional seat

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is endorsing state Rep. Ross Spano in the race for the District 15 congressional seat.Spano is one of five Republicans contending for the nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, who is retiring at the end of this term.In...
Published: 07/12/18
Much riding on Rays’ Ybor City ballpark design

Much riding on Rays’ Ybor City ballpark design

TAMPA – The more than decade-long stadium drama that surrounds the Tampa Bay Rays will enter a new phase today when Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg unveils the design of the ballpark the team wants built in Ybor City.The architect drawings, ...
Published: 07/10/18
Bob Buckhorn still mulling over Tampa’s support for CrossBay Ferry

Bob Buckhorn still mulling over Tampa’s support for CrossBay Ferry

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said Monday that he's still considering supporting the return of a ferry linking Tampa and St. Petersburg, but hasn't made a final decision on whether to commit $150,000 toward the cost during a tight budget year."We're open ...
Published: 07/09/18
Aakash Patel admonished for ad featuring presidential seal

Aakash Patel admonished for ad featuring presidential seal

Under attack from his Republican Hillsborough county commission primary opponent Todd Marks over his conservative credentials, Aakash Patel fought back with a mailer including a photo of himself with President Donald Trump.The grip-and-grin shot is e...
Updated one month ago
Koch Network takes aim at Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Koch Network takes aim at Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's successful effort to gain a newly-minted federal tax break that could benefit a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark in Ybor City has gained the attention of a group founded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch.On Thu...
Updated one month ago
Pinellas sheriff: 4-year-old emergency operations complex ‘looks like a dump’

Pinellas sheriff: 4-year-old emergency operations complex ‘looks like a dump’

When Hurricane Irma slammed Florida last year, hundreds of first responders worked inside Pinellas County's three-year-old Public Safety Complex.But deputies had to worry about their own safety. As rain and wind pummeled the region, deputies used buc...
Updated one month ago
Jeff Vinik and Frank Morsani give $150,000 each to transportation initiative

Jeff Vinik and Frank Morsani give $150,000 each to transportation initiative

TAMPA – All for Transportation, the group pushing a sales tax referendum for transportation projects in Hillsborough County, bills itself as a grassroots  group.But it also has the support of some pretty big players in Tampa.The group has ...
Updated one month ago
Tampa City Council kills controversial plan to fill in open waters in Tampa Bay

Tampa City Council kills controversial plan to fill in open waters in Tampa Bay

The Tampa City Council has buried a plan to fill in part of Tampa Bay to create land for expensive homes.Now they're taking action to fill in gaps in the city's comprehensive plan so no one can revive a form of development that went out of style with...
Updated one month ago
Bayshore fixes coming, but speakers line up to demand safety on more Tampa streets

Bayshore fixes coming, but speakers line up to demand safety on more Tampa streets

TAMPA — Transportation advocates urged Tampa to think bigger, but city leaders say they're sticking to iconic Bayshore Boulevard with their new initiatives to slow traffic and protect pedestrians and bikers.Nearly 20 speakers laid our their con...
Updated one month ago
Good news for Tampa’s budget: property tax revenue higher than expected

Good news for Tampa’s budget: property tax revenue higher than expected

Tampa's budget hole just got a little smaller.The Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's office provided the city with updated property tax revenue figures this week, a boost of $937,406 over the original estimates.The extra cash means more money d...
Updated one month ago