House committee pushes through local bill abolishing Hillsborough PTC

A bill to shutter the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Committee continued its rapid pace through the House, quickly passing the

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Appropriations Committee approves bill removing police ‘discretion tool’ in first-time cases with juveniles

A bill introduced and passed unanimously in the Appropriations Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice Wednesday would take away a

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Just imagine huge can of worms opened by religious liberty bill

The Hillsborough County public school district has straightforward rules in its student handbook about religion. It says students can talk

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Florida needs teachers, but high schoolers aren’t interested

As Florida legislators consider ways to get more high-achieving charter schools into the state, school districts have another concern: getting

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Toddler dies after hours in hot car parked outside Tampa day care

A 2-year-old boy died after his half-sister left him in a hot car parked outside a Tampa-area day care for

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On Rick Scott/Richard Corcoran feud; ‘incentives’ not needed to draw business to Florida

In 2012, Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan went on a personal crusade to convince Bass Pro Shops to build a

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Joe Henderson: Bob Henriquez, Todd Jones spar over issues in Hillsborough property appraiser race

Since Bob Henriquez took over as Hillsborough County’s property appraiser four years ago, he has taken several steps to modernize

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Joe Henderson: Bob Henriquez, Todd Jones spar over issues in Hillsborough property appraiser race

Since Bob Henriquez took over as Hillsborough County’s property appraiser four years ago, he has taken several steps to modernize

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Rick Scott orders DEP investigation in St. Petersburg sewage discharges

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to investigate sewage discharges in St. Petersburg. The Governor’s

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Rick Scott orders DEP investigation in St. Petersburg sewage discharges

Gov. Rick Scott has ordered the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to investigate sewage discharges in St. Petersburg. The Governor’s

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Steve Schale: Florida is gonna Florida, 2016 version

MEMO Dear: Reporters covering Florida, Other Observers and the Nation of Twitter. From: Steve, #FloridaMan and Disgruntled Jags Fan. Re:

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Kevin Hernandez: Uber, Lyft drive economic growth; regulators say, ‘Thanks, but no thanks’

Kevin Hernandez As the backbone of a strong free-market economy, competition helps drives economic growth — incentivizing innovation — creating

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