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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Politics

Hillsborough may ease marijuana law for juveniles

Hillsborough may ease marijuana law for juveniles

Hillsborough County is moving tentatively toward making possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil instead of criminal offense for minors.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Mild winter hit Tampa city tax revenues

TAMPA — This year’s mild winter may have been great for residents and the state’s citrus industry, but it’s been something of a headache for the city’s budget.
Published: 05/26/15
Facebook rant costs Hillsborough Republican a prominent appointment

Facebook rant costs Hillsborough Republican a prominent appointment

TAMPA — Valrico businessman and Republican kingmaker Sam Rashid has never been known to pull his punches.
Published: 05/26/15

Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise

TALLAHASSEE — The state Senate proposed an amendment Tuesday to its plan to use federal Medicaid expansion money to provide health care to 800,000 uninsured Floridians through health exchanges, a compromise designed to appeal to skeptical Hous...
Published: 05/26/15
Shriners hospitals, based in Tampa, join Mayo Clinic network

Shriners hospitals, based in Tampa, join Mayo Clinic network

TAMPA — Doctors treating patients at Tampa’s Shriners Hospital for Children and 21 other centers in the philanthropic chain will now have access to the expertise of the renowned Mayo Clinic.
Published: 05/26/15
Vermont’s Sanders to kick off 2016 bid from Clinton’s left

Vermont’s Sanders to kick off 2016 bid from Clinton’s left

BURLINGTON, Vt. — For a vocal group of liberals who aren’t satisfied with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vermont’s self-described “democratic socialist” senator isn’t the candidate they want. But Bernie Sanders is ...
Published: 05/26/15

25 proposals and counting for amendments on 2016 ballot

TALLAHASSEE — Presidential candidates have something in common with proposed changes to the state Constitution: There’s already a slew of them.
Published: 05/25/15
3,000 pay their respects at Bay Pines Memorial Day service

3,000 pay their respects at Bay Pines Memorial Day service

Hailed as the largest Memorial Day service in the bay area, the event attracts thousands of people each year, and this time was no exception.
Published: 05/25/15
Legislators faced a similar budget showdown in 1992

Legislators faced a similar budget showdown in 1992

TALLAHASSEE — As the clock ticked closer to midnight, lawmakers became more anxious. A six-month legislative session featuring near fist fights, budget vetoes and intense racial politics was winding down, yet they still had not figured out how...
Published: 05/25/15

Jeb Bush to get own home at family compound in Kennebunkport

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine ­— Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Published: 05/25/15