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Florida’s 2018 governor’s race — including Buckhorn — out front at delegation breakfasts

Florida’s 2018 governor’s race — including Buckhorn — out front at delegation breakfasts

PHILADELPHIA — Florida Democrats gathered in Pennsylvania this week may have been focused on electing Hillary Clinton in 2016, but they also witnessed unmistakable jockeying for Florida governor in 2018.
Published: 07/28/16
Trump holds $25k-per-plate fundraiser in Tampa, Pence meets with local Hispanic group

Trump holds $25k-per-plate fundraiser in Tampa, Pence meets with local Hispanic group

TAMPA — The Republican ticket visited Tampa on Tuesday to shore up two areas where they still trail in the presidential race: fundraising and standing among the Hispanic community.
Published: 07/26/16
Updated: 07/27/16
Tampa officials want red light camera provider to cover more of of the legal costs

Tampa officials want red light camera provider to cover more of of the legal costs

TAMPA — Cities and counties that use cameras to catch red light runners have been on the retreat in recent years as traffic attorneys have notched a series of legal victories against the devices.
Published: 07/22/16
Bob Buckhorn proposes $906 million Tampa budget

Bob Buckhorn proposes $906 million Tampa budget

TAMPA — Thanks to a fourth straight year of rising property values, Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Thursday proposed a $905.9 million city budget for 2017 that does not dip into city reserves.
Published: 07/21/16
LGBT Awareness month rejected by Hillsborough County commissioners

LGBT Awareness month rejected by Hillsborough County commissioners

Despite an impassioned plea from Commissioner Kevin Beckner, who sought the designation in light of last month’s massacre at an Orlando gay night club, none of the commissioners supported his motion with a second, and it failed as a result.
Published: 07/20/16
Pinellas identifies 10 potential stadium sites for Tampa Bay Rays

Pinellas identifies 10 potential stadium sites for Tampa Bay Rays

The saga over where to build a new stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays grew murkier Tuesday as Pinellas County unveiled a list with 10 possible sites that officials hope could keep the team from crossing the bay.
Published: 07/19/16
Updated: 07/20/16
Nonprofit admits more children in state care were forced to sleep in offices than previously acknowledged

Nonprofit admits more children in state care were forced to sleep in offices than previously acknowledged

TAMPA — Child-care advocates were alarmed to learn this month that more than a dozen children in the care of the state were recently forced to sleep in a Tampa office and teen center because there were no other available beds.
Published: 07/19/16
Tampa Bay’s historic cleanup could serve as blueprint for Lake Okeechobee crisis

Tampa Bay’s historic cleanup could serve as blueprint for Lake Okeechobee crisis

The putrid, rotten-egg smell that has plagued Lake Okeechobee’s neighbors is the same odor Rick Garrity remembers gagging on when he moved to Tampa in 1977.
Published: 07/18/16
Tampa launches $35 million redevelopment of Riverfront Park

Tampa launches $35 million redevelopment of Riverfront Park

TAMPA — Monday wasn’t the first time Tampa has tried to do something bold and visionary and transformative at the 23 acres of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.
Published: 07/18/16

Hillsborough forum gives voters closer look at candidates in state, local races

TAMPA — Ire Carolina listened intently for nearly four hours Saturday as 20 different candidates tried to convince her that they deserved her vote in the upcoming primary.
Published: 07/16/16