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Politics

Ethics panel reviews winery’s complaint against commissioner

Ethics panel reviews winery’s complaint against commissioner

TAMPA — The Florida Commission on Ethics has begun investigating whether Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham tried to derail a rezoning sought last year by the Keel and Curley Winery in Plant City.
Updated: 10 hours ago

Email praising VA police chief at Young center draws criticism

Bob Shogren, chief of VA police at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, oversees a department that recently cost taxpayers $1.3 million in payouts over a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and intimidation by his staff. That harassment and intimida...
Updated: 12 hours ago

TBARTA names new executive director

TAMPA — Longtime Hillsborough County transportation and urban planner Ray Chiaramonte will be the next executive director of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Commissioner Manfred: Tampa Bay can be a vibrant MLB market

Commissioner Manfred: Tampa Bay can be a vibrant MLB market

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, in an phone interview with The Tampa Tribune, said he shares the vision of Rays owner Stuart Sternberg that a major league franchise can thrive in the Tampa Bay area.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Romney says he won’t run for president in 2016

Romney says he won’t run for president in 2016

WASHINGTON – After a three-week flirtation with another run for president, Mitt Romney said definitively on Friday that he will not seek the White House in 2016.
Updated: 19 hours ago
As Romney weighs ‘16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

As Romney weighs ‘16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush

DES MOINES, Iowa – Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Published: 01/29/15
Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

Scott touts plan to cut taxes on phone, cable, satellite TV

TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott brought his budget road show to Tampa on Thursday, touting a 3.6 percent cut on communications services that will save the average customer about $43 a year.
Published: 01/29/15
Hogan’s Beach bows to complaints, pulls plug on dance music

Hogan’s Beach bows to complaints, pulls plug on dance music

TAMPA — The party at the end of the Courtney Campbell Causeway is over, at least for now.
Published: 01/29/15

Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be h...
Published: 01/29/15

Attorney general nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama today, even as she defended the president’s unilateral protections for...
Published: 01/28/15