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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Politics

Scott plans three debates, none in Tampa; Crist wants more

Scott plans three debates, none in Tampa; Crist wants more

Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he will take part in three debates this fall and urged the two Democratic hopefuls to agree to dates now so planning can take place before the Aug. 26 primary.
Updated: 42 mins ago

Leaders unveil details of next transportation tax plan

TAMPA — For 14 months, Hillsborough’s city and county leaders have been discussing how to engineer a radical change in the county’s transportation system that could reposition Hillsborough as a regional economic leader....
Updated: 1 hour ago

City council seeks peek at St. Pete budget

ST. PETERSBURG — There is a new mayor in City Hall, but the annual battle over the city’s budget may be as feisty as ever.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Ruling supports politicians’ use of blind trusts

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida judge on Monday ruled in favor of a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly.
Updated: 17 hours ago

TGH, Bayfront drop legal fight against newer trauma centers

TALLAHASSEE — Three Tampa Bay area hospitals filed notices last week that they are dropping legal challenges against trauma centers at Blake Medical Center in Manatee County and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Pasco County.
Updated: 17 hours ago

Tribune endorsement: Gregg in Pasco state House primary

Only one state House race is on the Aug. 26 ballot in Pasco County: a Republican primary in west Pasco-based District 36 between Chris Gregg of New Port Richey and James Mathieu of Port Richey.
Updated: 18 hours ago

Editorial: Keeping elections on track the best choice in redistricting mess

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is skeptical he can redraw the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts in time for the primary and general elections this year.
Updated: 18 hours ago
Socom’s McRaven a contender for University of Texas chancellor post

Socom’s McRaven a contender for University of Texas chancellor post

Watch out University of Texas students.
Updated: 20 hours ago
Gov. Scott takes spin in driverless car

Gov. Scott takes spin in driverless car

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott, the first governor in the nation to chance a ride in a sleek German car with fancy driverless technology, got a first-hand peek at what happens during a routine test drive: a glitch in which the Audi had to stop on a c...
Published: 07/28/14

Scott, Crist ads malign, mislead

TAMPA ­­— Florida voters are being inundated by an unusually early and negative wave of advertising in the governor’s race, launched by Republican Gov. Rick Scott against his likely Democratic challenger Charlie Crist and draw...
Published: 07/28/14