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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Politics

Preliminary budget allocates $100 million for MacDill construction projects

MacDill Air Force Base will receive nearly $100 million for military construction projects and the Veterans Benefits Administration will get an additional $163 million to hire more benefits claims personnel next year in the latest budget package appr...
Updated: 11 hours ago
BP oil spill put research focus on gulf, USF

BP oil spill put research focus on gulf, USF

ST. PETERSBURG — Before April 2010, the Gulf of Mexico was considered one of the most understudied bodies of water in the world.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Higginbotham cleared of ethics charges in winery dispute

Higginbotham cleared of ethics charges in winery dispute

TAMPA — The Florida Commission on Ethics has cleared Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham of charges he used his influence to stop a Plant City winery from brewing and selling beer.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Subpoenas issued in challenge of state Senate districts

TALLAHASSEE — More than 60 people, including sitting lawmakers, have received subpoenas as part of a long stalled lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s state Senate maps.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Bill would close access to some surveillance video

TALLAHASSEE — A measure before the Legislature would slap a “top secret” stamp on surveillance video held by neighborhood development districts but opposition is growing in Hillsborough County.
Updated: 12 hours ago

Internet companies oppose Florida proposals to regulate web

TALLAHASSEE — Some Florida lawmakers want to impose state-level regulations on the free-wheeling online world, and are drawing opposition from some of the nation’s biggest Internet companies including Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Ebay.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Frustrated gyrocopter pilot begins Ruskin house arrest today

Frustrated gyrocopter pilot begins Ruskin house arrest today

The Ruskin mail carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill will begin his house arrest today.
Updated: 20 hours ago
New Hampshire’s voters relish wide-open 2016 GOP field

New Hampshire’s voters relish wide-open 2016 GOP field

NASHUA, New Hampshire — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.
Updated: 21 hours ago
Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn’t getting through

Gyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn’t getting through

The Ruskin letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn’t getting through.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Nature’s Classroom in Thonotosassa opens its doors to the public

Nature’s Classroom in Thonotosassa opens its doors to the public

On Sunday, you didn’t have to be in the sixth grade to enjoy Nature’s Classroom.
Published: 04/19/15