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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

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St. Pete council vote on Rays stadium proposal today

St. Pete council vote on Rays stadium proposal today

St. Petersburg’s city council is scheduled to vote today on a proposal to let the Tampa Bay Rays look for a new stadium location in Pinellas or Hillsborough counties.
Updated: 20 mins ago

State Senate leader eyes route to health coverage expansion

TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians.
Updated: 6 hours ago

St. Pete to offer paid leave for new parents

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman, already proposing to boost minimum wage for city workers, is instituting a six-week parental leave program for full-time employees.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tampa has much at stake in historic Cuba changes

Tampa has much at stake in historic Cuba changes

TAMPA — Alan Gross is home after five years in a Cuban prison, three Cuban spies jailed in the U.S. are back where they came from, and diplomatic relations are set to be restored between the U.S. and Cuba, including the reopening of a U.S. emb...
Updated: 8 hours ago

FPL defends fracking plan before state regulators meet

TALLAHASSEE — With the state’s utility regulators meeting Thursday to consider Florida Power & Light Co.’s request to charge customers for the costs of exploratory fracking, the utility is pushing back against what it calls misle...
Updated: 13 hours ago

Scott, state workers still at odds over drug testing

TALLAHASSEE — After racking up more than $650,000 in legal fees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to back down from his drug-testing crusade, most recently objecting to an attempt to close a drawn-out legal battle over requiring state worke...
Updated: 14 hours ago
Architect of interrogation methods seeks vindication

Architect of interrogation methods seeks vindication

James Mitchell, a Pasco resident and the man who took part in the waterboarding of the alleged 9/11 mastermind, wants the CIA to declassify a deposition in which he raised concerns about the treatment of detainees.
Updated: 22 hours ago
St. Pete businesses bemoan Rays’ deal to explore

St. Pete businesses bemoan Rays’ deal to explore

Some chamber members and other local business leaders say letting the Rays leave would hurt the economy and mean job losses in St. Petersburg and Pinellas County.
Updated: 23 hours ago
Bill introduced to legalize craft beer ‘growlers’

Bill introduced to legalize craft beer ‘growlers’

TAMPA — Calling the restriction “an insult to the idea of a free market,” freshman state Rep. Chris Sprowls joined Sen. Jack Latvala in introducing legislation Tuesday that would allow the state’s exploding craft beer indu...
Published: 12/16/14

Sternberg drops out of House District 64 race

Published: 12/16/14