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Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

Editorials

Editorial: Belden’s example

Spend any time around Hillsborough County Tax Collector Doug Belden, and you’re likely to hear him describe his administrative philosophy as, “If it ain’t broke, improve it.”
Updated: 14 hours ago

Editorial: Bill not starry eyed about film incentives

Lawmakers with doubts about developing the state’s film industry should consider the impact of the International Indian Film Academy’s awards in Tampa this week. The event is expected to attract more than 25,000 visitors, generate as mu...
Updated: 14 hours ago

Editorial: Rotary’s century of service

This month the Rotary Club of Tampa begins its Centennial Year Celebration. The occasion merits the community’s attention and applause.
Published: 04/23/14

Editorial: Protecting micro-breweries is good for business

Tampa’s growing craft beer industry is a post-recession success story deserving of praise and encouragement from a state Legislature run by Republicans who preach free-market principles.
Published: 04/23/14

Editorial: Lawmakers should pass immigrant tuition bill

It’s unconscionable that state Sen. Joe Negron and Senate President Don Gaetz would want to stand between deserving high school graduates and their shot at a college education.
Published: 04/22/14

Editorial: A dubious State Road 60 plan

The Florida Department of Transportation’s plans to six-lane a rural stretch of State Road 60 illustrates how the state can undermine local growth plans.
Published: 04/21/14

Editorial: Right time for pension reform

Let’s get one thing clear before we comment again on the emotional topic of pensions. We like them.
Published: 04/20/14

Bollywood comes to Tampa

Tampa this week will host festivities leading up to the International Indian Film Academy awards Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.
Published: 04/20/14

Editorial: Protecting natural springs should be a priority

State lawmakers can take a giant leap forward this year by passing a Senate bill that promises to clean and protect the state’s natural springs. The Senate’s Springs and Aquifer Protection Act offers a comprehensive and long-overdue app...
Published: 04/19/14

Editorial: Turning it down a notch in Ukraine

After seven hours of intense negotiations in Geneva on Thursday, it appears that the crisis in Ukraine may be tamed — for a while. But the elements fueling the crisis remain in place.
Published: 04/18/14