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Friday, Sep 04, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Clinton sidesteps the truth

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton these days brings to mind her husband — but not the charismatic campaigner with a gift for making the most arcane public policy issue intriguing.
Published: 08/25/15

Tribune Endorsement: Wheeler-Brown for St. Pete Council District 7

Voters in District 7 in St. Petersburg go to the polls today to decide which candidates running to represent their City Council district will advance to the general election in November.
Published: 08/25/15

Editorial: Local VA office makes progress on claims backlog

It’s been a steady stream of troubling reports from Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the country over the past few years as stories about patient backlogs and administrative failures make the headlines.
Published: 08/24/15

Holding arrogant lawmakers responsible for failing to deliver on Amendment 1

The group that successfully pushed the constitutional amendment mandating land conservation is restructuring itself into a political action group that can work on individual elections, and we hope it is successful in holding lawmakers accountable for...
Published: 08/23/15

Editorial: Legislative dysfunction shows need for independent redistricting commission

The dishonesty and utter dysfunction exhibited by the Florida Legislature in trying to redraw boundaries for the state’s 27 congressional districts is proof enough that the task shouldn’t be left to a group of sitting lawmakers who have...
Published: 08/22/15

Editorial: Another turn on transportation tax

Hillsborough County, after appearing set to pursue a half-cent sales tax increase for transportation, is now going to take another look at a 1-cent hike.
Published: 08/21/15

Editorial: More support for Uber, Lyft in battle with regulatory agency

The popular ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft might be a perfect fit for the needs of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, which runs the county’s bus system.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Fair is fair in granting St. Pete historic neighborhood designations

Having a fair process is an essential function of a democracy, whether that process is deciding among candidates for public office or determining whether a neighborhood should become a historic preservation district.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Red-light camera rulings have lawyers seeing green

It’s not surprising that the recent court rulings against municipal red-light camera programs in Florida have more than a few law firms seeing green.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: USF moving medical needle

The University of South Florida medical school’s planned relocation to downtown Tampa is drawing all the attention, but there are other reasons for the community to be excited about developments in medical education at USF.
Updated one month ago