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Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Salinero, Mike

Tribune Staff

Hillsborough’s Pet Resources chief proves to be lifesaver

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— When Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill hired a new Animal Services director in February, he likened his pick to a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback.

HUD says Hillsborough gave housing money to rich

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— Hillsborough County’s Affordable Housing program, a troubled department in county government on and off for decades, is again under fire for improperly spending more th...

Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Selvey dies

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— Former Hillsborough County Commissioner James D. “Big Jim” Selvey, the first Republican elected to the commission in the modern era, died Sunday.

Hillsborough candidates pressed on key issues

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— Members of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club forced Hillsborough County Commission candidates Wednesday to stake out positions on a 1 cent sales tax increase for transportation project...

County amends Human Rights Ordinance

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TAMPA — Hillsborough County took a first step Wednesday toward enshrining civil rights protections in county law for people who are gay, lesbian and transgender.

Hillsborough to vote on adding gays in human rights law

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— A little over a year ago, Hillsborough County commissioners repealed a ban on county promotions of gay pride ev...

Some county agencies opt out of certain Civil Service ties

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— Hillsborough County government leaders pushed hard earlier this year for state legislation that would allow them to opt out of Civil Service Board rules and services.

Audit sees MOSI finances slipping

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The Museum of Science & Industry, a renowned Tampa attraction that receives more than $1 million a year in taxpayer support, is in financial trouble, according to a

TIA pitched to market homemade products

- The displays, set up in kiosks or stores, would reach business travelers, who make up 40 percent of airline passengers. That's exposure manufacturers couldn’t get on their own.

Tampa woman fights back against shoddy construction

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— Angela Gray spent $200,000 building her dream house, but what she ended up with is a nightmare.

Flood repairs almost done at Hillsborough County Center

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— Repairs are nearly finished on flooded sections of the Frederick B. Karl County Center, where a gasket joining two water pipes blew out on Father’s Day.

Greenbelt tax break not just for farms

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— State lawmakers created the greenbelt tax classification more than 50 years ago to protect farms and ranches from disappearing as a building boom boosted the value of all land...

Renewing license? Goodbye, DMV; hello, Hillsborough tax collector

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— Hillsborough County residents who need to renew their driver’s license or get a license plate won’t be going to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles office a...

Hillsborough property appraiser leasing fleet of hybrids

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— Employees at the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser’s Office will soon be doing their official traveling in hybrid cars, a change designed to save taxpayers money w...

Hillsborough commissioners criticize EDC leader

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— Hillsborough County commissioners today criticized Rick Homans, leader of the

After tough stretch, Hillsborough finances looking better

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— With most economic indicators pointing up, Hillsborough County government is approaching fiscal year 2015 in its strongest financial position in seven years.