Category: Tampa Bay
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Michael MolineSeptember 13, 2016
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5min8
The Florida Public Service Commission delayed a vote Tuesday on whether to allow a private utility to boost rates so it can switch customers from the unpleasant-tasting, discolored, sediment-filled water it supplies, to cleaner water provided by Pasco County. Residents of the Summertree retirement community in New Port Richey and county officials objected to the proposed […]

Tom JacksonSeptember 13, 2016
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8min18
Whatever else we might be tempted to say in the aftermath of last month’s recent primary election, for those who live and/or work in Pasco County, this, above all, is beyond dispute: Pasco is Mike Fasano’s county. Everyone else is just visiting. Who but Fasano, the nudging, empathetic, perpetually beatifying champion of the “little guy […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 12, 2016
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2min12
Two lawmakers from the Tampa Bay area have high-profile fundraisers planned for later this month. With a host committee boasting more than 50 supporters — representing a range of Tampa Republicans — former House Majority Leader Dana Young is holding a special reception Wednesday, Sept. 28 for her Senate District 18 bid. Included among the special guests […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 12, 2016
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9min6
Two days before the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission looks to approve new regulations that representatives from ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft say could compel them to leave town, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and others in Hillsborough County’s business community had a simple message for them on Monday: Don’t do it. Specifically, they warned the agency not […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 9, 2016
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4min2
State Rep. Kathleen Peters has joined state Sen. Jack Latvala in a call for action after Hurricane Hermine. The Treasure Island Republican, in a statement released Friday, called for a special meeting of Pinellas County’s legislative delegation and local leaders “to discuss critical infrastructure concerns in light of recent storm surges.” Hermine, a Category 1 hurricane at landfall, knocked […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 9, 2016
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5min3
Bob Buesing says, based on the issues, he’s a better fit for those who reside in the newly created state Senate District 18 in Hillsborough County. Senate District 18 is considered a swing district that leans Democratic, and was created out of the Supreme Court-mandated redistricting of all Senate districts last year. “Let’s have conversations in a general election […]


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