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The much anticipated — at least for local politicos — faceoff between District 6 candidates Jackie Toledo and Guido Maniscalco scheduled for Thursday night won’t happen.
The Florida Legislature has approved a change to the state’s presidential primary date, which in 2016 means the election will be March 15.
Gov. Rick Scott’s office on Tuesday announced four appointments to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
The historic Tampa Theatre stands to get $1 million in state money under a budget plan that came out this week.
With one week to go until polling day, both candidates in the heated City Council District 6 race are continuing to pick up endorsements.
Several bills of note continued to move through committees Tuesday, including:
After a two hour hearing, a House panel Tuesday cleared legislation cast as “common sense” by proponents, but vocally opposed by the transgender community, which says it’s discriminatory.
A televised debate is scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday between the two candidates in the runoff for the District 6 Tampa City Council seat.
A measure to allow concealed weapons on Florida university and college campuses cleared the Senate higher education committee Monday.
A Senate bill that would, among other things, legalize the half-gallon size of beer containers known as growlers cleared another committee Monday.