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Politics

First Tampa ‘community conversation’ set for today

TAMPA — A foundation formed after the death of a Tampa activist last year has scheduled the first in a series of “community conversations” about issues within the city, including racial discrimination, police conduct and other ma...
Updated: 6 hours ago

Veterans welcome quicker OK for concealed weapons permits

TAMPA — Florida’s agriculture commissioner has ordered faster processing of concealed weapons permits for members of the military and veterans — a reaction to the five murders at military recruiting centers in Chattanooga.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Scott calls for inspection of Florida’s Planned Parenthood sites

Scott calls for inspection of Florida’s Planned Parenthood sites

Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he planned to order health officials to inspect Florida’s Planned Parenthood locations in the wake of secretly recorded videos released recently by an anti-abortion group.
Published: 07/31/15
Bill opening Gulf waters to oil drilling advances in Senate

Bill opening Gulf waters to oil drilling advances in Senate

Proposed legislation would change oil drilling limits and threatens to interrupt flight training.
Published: 07/30/15
Updated: 07/31/15
Tampa council chairman wants citizens review board for Tampa police

Tampa council chairman wants citizens review board for Tampa police

TAMPA — A move to establish a citizens review board to watch over Tampa police is gaining momentum, largely in reaction to reports of police officers around the nation brutalizing the public and a Department of Justice probe of the Tampa Polic...
Published: 07/30/15

Hillsborough will save BP money for next year

TAMPA — A move to strengthen Hillsborough County’s conservation lands program with BP oil spill settlement money was turned back by county commissioners Wednesday.
Published: 07/30/15

TECO mum on sale talk during quarterly analysts call

TAMPA — A warm spring contributed to a solid second-quarter performance for TECO Energy, but company officials in a Thursday conference call with Wall Street analysts declined to address any potential sale of the company.
Published: 07/30/15
Latest plan to improve area around USF: an Innovation District

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.
Published: 07/29/15
Updated: 07/30/15
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.
Published: 07/29/15
Updated: 07/30/15

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.
Published: 07/29/15