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Thursday, Oct 08, 2015


Editorial: Lobbying in Hillsborough County needs tighter regulations

The casual rules governing the meetings between lobbyists and Hillsborough County commissioners don’t exactly promote the kind of transparency necessary for good government.
Published: 09/29/15

Tribune endorsements: Gerdes, Kornell, Newton for St. Petersburg City Council

Mail-in ballots will be sent this week in advance of the Nov. 3 general election that will decide, among other contests, three seats on the St. Petersburg City Council.
Published: 09/28/15

Editorial: Congress foolishly limits power of Export-Import Bank to help U.S. businesses

The consequences of Congress’ foolish failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank are becoming apparent.
Published: 09/27/15

Warnings for the GOP

The big loser in the planned resignation of House Speaker John Boehner is the Republican Party.
Published: 09/26/15

Editorial: The pope’s appeal for the common good

Conservative critics were eager to belittle Pope Francis before he even arrived in the United States.
Published: 09/25/15

Editorial: Reject bills to allow concealed firearms on Florida campuses

A recent opinion column in the Tribune by the head of the Association of Florida Colleges pointed to the dangers and the cost of eliminating a law that bans the carrying of concealed firearms on college and university campuses.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Tampa City Council should put rancor aside and approve mayor’s police review board

The city of Tampa has operated under a strong mayor form of government for over 65 years and that means the tasks associated with running the city and hiring top administrators fall to the mayor. The City Council presides over land-use questions and ...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Smart way to help working poor

The just-released U.S. Census Bureau numbers show the nation’s poverty level remains virtually unchanged at 14.8 percent, with nearly 47 million people living in poverty. As The Associated Press reports, this is the fourth straight year that t...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Tampa Bay Partnership gets tough

The Tampa Bay Partnership’s board is conducting a search for a new executive director, but it’s already making some impressive changes aimed at giving the agency a stronger voice and a narrower focus.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Lift ban on crude oil exports

Lifting a ban on crude oil exports from this country would more than likely be a boost to the economy and lessen our reliance on foreign oil.
Updated one month ago