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Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

Politics

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: 1 hour 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: 2 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: 9 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: 11 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...
Updated: 23 hours ago

Sternberg drops out of House District 64 race

Updated: 23 hours ago

Clerks association warns against issuing gay marriage licenses

TALLAHASSEE — Lawyers for Florida’s 67 clerks of court are warning that those who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will be “subject to criminal penalties,” including arrest and imprisonment. ...
Published: 12/16/14
Jeb Bush says he’ll ‘actively explore’ presidential run

Jeb Bush says he’ll ‘actively explore’ presidential run

TALLAHASSEE — Dust off the exclamation point – former Gov. Jeb Bush says he’s thinking about running for president.
Published: 12/16/14
Tampa Riverwalk completion delayed six more weeks

Tampa Riverwalk completion delayed six more weeks

TAMPA — A crane snagging on the Kennedy Boulevard drawbridge and a work crew dumping cement waste into the Hillsborough River hardly helped.
Published: 12/15/14
Updated: 12/16/14

Write-in candidate Matthews to run again in D64

TALLAHASSEE — His campaign platform may be a mystery, but one thing is certain: Daniel Matthews is running to be House District 64’s next representative.
Published: 12/15/14