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Friday, May 29, 2015

Editorials

Should policymakers ‘like’ Facebook’s $15 minimum wage?

America’s favorite social network, Facebook, announced last week that it would require contractors and vendors who do “substantial” business with the company to pay a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour. (These businesses will a...
Published: 05/19/15

Editorial: Hillsborough elections supervisor reaches laudable goal

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer and his team deserve attention and praise for earning the Governor’s Sterling Award, the result of an exacting process that required every aspect of the office’s operations to be...
Published: 05/19/15

Editorial: Don’t ignore possibility of sea level rise

Florida is surrounded on three sides by water and has 1,800-miles of coastline. About 75 percent of its 20 million residents live in coastal counties.
Published: 05/18/15

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...
Updated one month ago

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.
Updated one month ago

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.
Updated one month ago

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.
Updated one month ago