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Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015

Politics

Latest plan to improve area around USF: an Innovation District

After years of talk, Hillsborough County leaders say they’re ready to start creating an “Innovation District” in the downtrodden but economically promising area around the University of South Florida.
Updated: 1 hour ago
Jolly proposes letting veterans get health care anywhere

Jolly proposes letting veterans get health care anywhere

TAMPA — Forget the debate this week over whether Congress should yank money used to give veterans more choice in health care so it can help plug a $2.5 billion budget gap that could close VA hospitals.
Updated: 1 hour ago

County drops bid for legal fees in Higginbotham ethics case

TAMPA — Hillsborough County has failed in its attempt to recover legal fees from a Plant City winery owner who filed an unsuccessful ethics complaint against Commissioner Al Higginbotham.
Updated: 4 hours ago

Lawmakers poised to leave town with lots of work left undone

Associated Press
Updated: 5 hours ago
Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

Conservative move against Boehner a sign of discontent

Associated Press
Updated: 6 hours ago

Walton County votes to replace one Confederate flag with another

The Walton County Commission voted Tuesday night to replace the Confederate battle flag from its courthouse grounds with the Confederate “Stars and Bars” banner....
Updated: 10 hours ago
State may help fund express buses, light rail in interstate expansion

State may help fund express buses, light rail in interstate expansion

For the first time Tuesday, the Florida Department of Transportation indicated it may be willing to help pay for expanding express bus service that would run on proposed toll lanes along Interstates 4 and 275.
Published: 07/28/15
Updated: 07/29/15
Hillsborough will consider spending BP money on environment

Hillsborough will consider spending BP money on environment

TAMPA — Many consider the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill one of America’s worst environmental disasters.
Published: 07/28/15

Lawmakers set special session set to draw state Senate districts

TALLAHASSEE — A lawsuit over the boundaries of Florida’s state Senate maps was settled Tuesday with lawmakers agreeing to hold a special session Oct. 19-Nov. 6 – the third such session this year – to redraw the political m...
Published: 07/28/15
Battle over blackjack at Seminole casinos heats up

Battle over blackjack at Seminole casinos heats up

The battle over blackjack between the state and the Seminole Tribe got a little hotter after dueling demand letters on Monday.
Published: 07/27/15
Updated: 07/28/15