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Sunday, Mar 01, 2015

Politics

Fragile peace keeps Medicaid expansion off Legislature’s agenda

TALLAHASSEE — Chad Riese is one of more than a million Floridians shut out of affordable health care because state lawmakers are in a stalemate over Medicaid expansion.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Utilities, group square off on solar power

TALLAHASSEE — Power companies and a coalition of unlikely political allies are squaring off over a proposal that could lead to large-box stores selling solar-generated electricity without utilities getting a cut.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Old USF dorms to make way for new village

Old USF dorms to make way for new village

College dormitories typically don’t age well, and more than five decades after they rose, the Andros dorms will face the wrecking ball.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Tampa’s Fabulous Rockers will finally play in Havana

Tampa’s Fabulous Rockers will finally play in Havana

TAMPA — In their heyday, The Fabulous Rockers were in such demand that high schools scheduled proms around the Tampa band’s calendar.
Updated: 9 hours ago

Immigrants hear how Obama policy might benefit them

TAMPA — Rep. Luis Gutierrez wants everyone who can benefit from President Obama’s new immigration policy to be ready once legal snags are worked out.
Updated: 12 hours ago
COLUMN

City elections important, but so few people seem to care

There is an election Tuesday in Tampa to choose a mayor and city council members, but it appears to be a well-kept secret. There are 211,158 registered voters in the city, but by late last week only 14,271 mail ballots had been returned to the superv...
Updated: 16 hours ago
Florida lawmakers to consider effectiveness of film incentives

Florida lawmakers to consider effectiveness of film incentives

TAMPA — With a resume including “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands,” director Tim Burton has proven he is among the great fantasy storytellers in Hollywood.
Updated: 18 hours ago
GOP leader’s gambling bill heads to Florida lawmakers

GOP leader’s gambling bill heads to Florida lawmakers

TALLAHASSEE — A massive gambling overhaul bill will hit lawmakers’ desks on the first day of the legislative session, but its sponsor is holding back on exactly what’s in it.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Vinik asks county to pay half of Amalie Arena upgrades

Vinik asks county to pay half of Amalie Arena upgrades

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, who has already invested $60 million in the arena, would pay for the $25 million improvements himself and is asking Hillsborough to reimburse $12.5 million from bed taxes.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Accusations fly in heated District 6 race

Accusations fly in heated District 6 race

TAMPA — With only write-in competition facing Mayor Bob Buckhorn and six sitting council members seeking re-election, next week’s city council election has been largely a low-key affair.
Published: 02/27/15