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Politics

‘Stripper mansion’ owner faces fines for code violations

‘Stripper mansion’ owner faces fines for code violations

TAMPA — A northwest Hillsborough County mansion that once housed a finishing school for strippers was found Friday to be in violation of county zoning codes....
Updated: 2 hours ago

Abortion waiting period bill goes to Gov. Scott

A bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.
Updated: 7 hours ago

Legislature passes bill to let child rape victims record attackers

The Florida Legislature is sending Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would let children who are victims or potential victims of rape and other violent acts secretly record their attackers.
Updated: 9 hours ago
‘Infiltrator’ now filming at 28 sites around Tampa

‘Infiltrator’ now filming at 28 sites around Tampa

TAMPA — “The Infiltrator” starring Bryan Cranston began filming Wednesday morning when director Brad Furman yelled action on the set — the Tampa shipyards on the outskirts of Ybor City.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Chief Castor defends officers in wake of bike enforcement review

TAMPA — Police Chief Jane Castor defended her officers Thursday, telling the City Council she would not tolerate “undo criticism” of the force and disagreeing with allegations Tampa police targeted black bicyclists....
Updated: 19 hours ago
Jeb Bush to appear at Hillsborough’s Lincoln Day Dinner on June 19

Jeb Bush to appear at Hillsborough’s Lincoln Day Dinner on June 19

TAMPA — Hillsborough Republicans will welcome former Gov. Jeb Bush back to Florida as keynote speaker for their June 19 Lincoln Day Dinner.
Published: 04/23/15
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general, ending months of delay.
Published: 04/23/15

Florida chamber withdraws support of Medicaid expansion

TALLAHASSEE — As Gov. Rick Scott threatens lawmakers with a special session and vetoes of their bills, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, one of the governor’s biggest political allies, dropped its support of expanding Medicaid under Obam...
Published: 04/23/15

Lawmakers advance bill to weaken high school athletics association

TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers on Wednesday attempted to put Florida’s long-standing high school sports authority on notice, passing legislation that gives the state education commissioner the authority to replace it.
Published: 04/22/15
Updated: 04/23/15
Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot ‘should have been blown out of the air’

Lawmaker: Gyrocopter pilot ‘should have been blown out of the air’

Congressional lawmakers want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Ruskin postal carrier didn’t pose a threat to the nation’s capital when it flew through restricted airspace.
Published: 04/22/15
Updated: 04/23/15