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Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 22, 2018
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Kimberly Overman, the Democrat running for the countywide Hillsborough County Commission District 7 seat, is getting financial backing from transit activists, according to the latest campaign finance reports covering October 6-12. Tampa residents Michelle Cookson and Mauricio Rosas both contributed small donations to Overman’s campaign. Hillsborough County Commission incumbent Pat Kemp also kicked in $100 […]

Mitch PerryMarch 7, 2018
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8min240
Commissioner Les Miller‘s proposal to have Hillsborough County ban assault weapons died Wednesday after failing to pick up a second vote from the County Commission. The five-member board did come out to support a measure extending the waiting period to buy a firearm in the county from three days to five, as well as voting to advance new […]

Mitch PerryMarch 6, 2018
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3min250
Ed Turanchik is making an early statement in his quest to succeed Bob Buckhorn as Tampa mayor in 2019. The attorney/developer/transit activist announced Tuesday he already raised more than $100,000 since declaring his candidacy February 2. “I’m so humbled by the strong show of support from our city just one month into our campaign,” said Turanchik. […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 19, 2018
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4min271
As a consequence of funding issues, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) made sweeping changes to its bus system last fall, cutting nearly 20 percent of all routes.The decision alienated some County Commissioners, unhappy with the level of service reductions in their districts. HART staff heard those objections loud and clear, saying they intended […]

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 […]


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