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Sunday, Jul 05, 2015

Editorials

Editorial: Lightning’s exciting playoff run energizes city

You know there’s some magic in the air when a team is playing more than a thousand miles from home but its fans fill the local arena to watch them on a video screen.
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Editorial: Jeb Bush can be himself

As he geared up for the 1960 presidential election, John Kennedy told friends, “This political campaign won’t tire me, for I have an advantage. I can be myself.”
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Editorial: Move with deliberate speed on Hillsborough ferry project

As with all things related to transportation planning in the Tampa Bay area, the effort to bring a commuter ferry service to south Hillsborough County has become mired in complications and controversy.
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Editorial: Don’t put state parks out to bid

Editorial: Don’t put state parks out to bid

Everywhere we look, Florida lawmakers and other state officials are turning their backs on Florida’s lifeblood — the environment.
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Editorial: A huge taste of Tampa coming to TIA

Tampa International Airport deserves cheers for following the lead of other airports and dramatically boosting the number of local restaurants and retailers that will be represented when the airport completes its $1 billion renovation project.
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A pragmatic approach to transportation

The Go Hillsborough transportation proposal presented to local leaders Thursday won’t achieve a bold transformation of our transportation network.
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Editorial: Be skeptical of transportation corridors

Environmentalists are rightly worried that a plan to develop superhighways through remote areas of the state will destroy much of Florida’s remaining woodlands.
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Water district can’t see forest for trees in surplus lands fiasco

The Southwest Florida Water Management District is considering a proposal to “surplus” 170 acres of Hillsborough County conservation land, mostly along the Alafia River.
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Editorial: Politics hijacks common-sense wage theft ordinance

It’s disappointing to see a worthy proposal that would protect some of Hillsborough County’s most vulnerable workers be hijacked by politics and miscast as an effort to grow government.
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Editorial: Huge hike in Tampa stormwater fees deserves consideration

Tampa’s perennial flooding problems need to be fixed, and a proposal by city officials that might result in a substantial hike to the city’s stormwater fees is deserving of serious consideration by the City Council.
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