Tag: Mark Ober
Woll Everglades restoration come in time for the Cape Sable sparrow?

Kate BradshawJune 12, 2018
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As the prosecutor in a place as diverse as Hillsborough County, State Attorney Andrew Warren has managed to strike a balance between encouraging dialogue on hot-button issues and doing his job. A Democrat who surprisingly beat popular Republican incumbent Mark Ober in 2016 on the promise of criminal justice reform, Warren pushes the envelope on criminal justice […]

Drew WilsonMay 14, 2018
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Dover state Rep. Ross Spano announced Monday that he’s earned the support of 12 more current and former officials within Florida’s 15th Congressional District. The Hillsborough Republican shored up support from in his home county with endorsements from Valrico Rep. Jake Raburn, former Plant City Rep. Rich Glorioso, Hillsborough Tax Collector Doug Belden Hillsborough County […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 19, 2018
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For years, the Hillsborough GOP dominated local politics. However, over the past few years, their grip has begun to loosen. Long known as a bellwether in presidential elections, Hillsborough went big for Hillary Clinton in 2016, while the rest of the state went for Donald Trump. And while local Republicans won all of the county’s legislative elections, former federal […]

Mitch PerryNovember 15, 2017
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In a move critics called “chilling,” the Hillsborough County Commission voted 4-3 on Wednesday to seek financial reimbursement from four activists who filed a failed ethics complaint against Commissioners Ken Hagan and Sandy Murman. Hagan filed a petition for fees and costs for his attorney, Mark Levine, following the Florida Commission on Ethics’ announcement last month that it found no […]

Mitch PerryNovember 3, 2017
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Since entering the race this spring, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King has been bashing the Republican-led Legislature for raiding the state’s affordable housing trust funds. But that’s hardly the only trust fund Florida lawmakers dipped into over the past few years. They’ve also been pilfering funds intended for state prosecutors, which is prompting Hillsborough County State Attorney […]

Mitch PerryOctober 26, 2017
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The Florida Commission on Ethics announced Wednesday it has found no probable cause that Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commissioners Ken Hagan and Sandy Murman violated the state’s Code of Ethics. The commission’s investigation surrounded activities related to the Go Hillsborough effort. Go Hillsborough was a years -in-the-making proposal that would have placed a […]

Mitch PerryOctober 10, 2017
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In eastern Hillsborough County, one of the more contentious Republican primaries in quite some time will soon be over. Tuesday night, a winner will emerge from the hard-fought House District 58 battle between Yvonne Fry and Lawrence McClure. HD 58 opened up in August after Plant City Republican Dan Raulerson stepped down for health reasons. Final financial […]


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