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Friday, May 22, 2015

Opinion

Editorial: Benefits of wage theft law outweigh concerns

The five Hillsborough County commissioners who balked Wednesday at moving forward with a reasonable ordinance to protect low-paid workers from wage theft all cited concerns about growing the government.
Published: 05/22/15

Editorial: St. Pete’s smart approach to tackling poverty

A new grocery store or bank branch can only do so much for a neighborhood if too many people who live there are unemployed or working dead-end jobs.
Published: 05/21/15

Editorial: Another victory for corporate vouchers

It is no surprise that a Leon County circuit judge ruled against a teachers union challenge to a state voucher program that allows low-income students to attend private schools.
Published: 05/20/15
Editorial: The crusading Helen Gordon Davis

Editorial: The crusading Helen Gordon Davis

Male-dominated Florida government was not ready for Helen Gordon Davis when she became the first Hillsborough woman elected to the Legislature in 1974.
Published: 05/20/15

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