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Hillsborough taxpayers to foot bill for a Home Depot commercial

Hillsborough taxpayers to foot bill for a Home Depot commercial

TAMPA —A California-based production company was awarded $12,754 by a Hillsborough County panel to film a commercial here for Home Depot, the  home improvement chain worth $176 billion.Wild Plum, LLC applied for the incentiv...
Updated one month ago
Kriseman traveling to Chicago for global climate change summit

Kriseman traveling to Chicago for global climate change summit

Mayor Rick Kriseman won reelection, in part, because of his public commitment to confronting a changing climate in the Sunshine City.During the campaign, Kriseman repeatedly attacked his opponent, Rick Baker, for not fully embracing the scientific co...
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough official: Rays need more than $150 million for ballpark deal

Hillsborough official: Rays need more than $150 million for ballpark deal

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill said Thursday that it will take more than $150 million from the Tampa Bay Rays to build a ballpark in Ybor City.Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg recently floated the $150 million figur...
Updated: 2 months ago
Rankings: Tampa Bay second-best in job growth, second-worst in road safety

Rankings: Tampa Bay second-best in job growth, second-worst in road safety

When local business leaders unveiled a study comparing Tampa Bay to 19 other areas across the country, the results were a mix of good news and bad news.The Tampa Bay Partnership’s Regional Competitiveness Report aimed to measure factors that ma...
Updated: 2 months ago
DOJ official, county judge among 11 candidates vying for Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge seats

DOJ official, county judge among 11 candidates vying for Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge seats

The names of 11 candidates vying for two judicial vacancies in the Pinellas-Pasco circuit were forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott last week.The judicial nominating commission that reviewed applications and conducted interviews for the two positions selecte...
Updated: 2 months ago
Murman again named Hillsborough chair two years after controversial ouster over transportation

Murman again named Hillsborough chair two years after controversial ouster over transportation

TAMPA — Two years after her unexpected ouster, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman is once again the board's chairwoman.The seven-member commission chose Murman on Thursday over Victor Crist, who has never led the board during his sev...
Updated: 2 months ago
Rick Krisemanís administration sacks engineer who accused mayor of bullying tactics

Rick Krisemanís administration sacks engineer who accused mayor of bullying tactics

Steven Marshall, the city engineer who went public with allegations about bullying and intimidation in Mayor Rick Kriseman's administration,  has gotten the ax.Marshall, who appeared with Kriseman's opponent, Rick Baker, days before the Nov. 7 e...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hillsborough County approves regulations on dog trainers that require training plan

Hillsborough County approves regulations on dog trainers that require training plan

TAMPA — Dog trainers in Hillsborough County must obtain a license and agree to training plans with pet owners before beginning instruction, county commissioners decided on Wednesday.The new ordinance, called Truth in Training, is the first of i...
Updated: 2 months ago
Rick v. Rick Autopsy: Money haul blows past $3 million mark

Rick v. Rick Autopsy: Money haul blows past $3 million mark

ST. PETERSBURG — It's all over except for counting up the cash.In a milestone that should surprise no one after mayoral race-turned-street fight between Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker, their total fundraising efforts surpa...
Updated: 2 months ago