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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Editorials

Tribune editorial: Protect workers from wage theft

A recent report ranked Hillsborough County among the worst places in the state for wage theft, which occurs when employees are denied their rightful compensation for hours worked.
Published: 05/16/15

A dubious ‘surplus’ land proposal

It is discouraging to see the Southwest Florida Water Management District, once a reliable steward of the region’s resources, retreat from its conservation commitments.
Published: 05/16/15

Editorial: County gets excellent return on its Amazon investment

The deal Hillsborough County commissioners made with Amazon two years ago is already paying dividends.
Published: 05/15/15

Editorial: Bumpy detour for fast track

The Senate’s initial refusal to advance legislation authorizing the president to expedite trade agreements would not have been just a defeat for President Obama, it would have been a blow to the nation’s economy. The internal strife ill...
Published: 05/14/15

Editorial: The urgent need for fish research

The study of fish and marine creatures may strike some as an interesting but less than essential endeavor. They could not be more wrong.
Published: 05/14/15

Editorial: The Glazers’ thoughtful gift

The Jewish Community Center under construction in West Tampa will restore a historic building, revitalize the West Tampa neighborhood and provide an array of services for individuals of all ages.
Published: 05/13/15

No pass for pot offenders

The proposal to give only civil citations to juveniles for possessing marijuana may sound reasonable, but Hillsborough County officials should be skeptical.
Published: 05/13/15

Editorial: The right ending for Clearwater aquarium plan

Former Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard and Clearwater Marine Aquarium executives Frank Dame and David Yates promised to change course if they couldn’t bring the pieces of their ambitious aquarium plan together in a timely fashion.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Lawmakers should renew Seminole gambling deal

Among the many issues left in limbo by the chaotic ending of this year’s regular legislative session is the fate of a gambling deal the state has with the Seminole Tribe.
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Historic contempt for voters

Years from now, history will cruelly judge this colossally dysfunctional Florida Legislature — but not primarily because of the Senate and House conflict over Medicaid, which caused Speaker Steve Crisafulli to abruptly adjourn early in a fit o...
Updated one month ago