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Politics

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

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
Tampa reverses decision, will help fund gay pride parade

Tampa reverses decision, will help fund gay pride parade

TAMPA — After initially denying an application, city of Tampa leaders have agreed to co-sponsor an upcoming Tampa Pride festival that celebrates the LGBT community.
Published: 12/15/14

Rick Scott may get boost for tax cuts, spending plans

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott could be getting a boost for his plans to cut taxes while also spending more on schools.
Published: 12/15/14
New leader turns around Hillsborough’s homeless program

New leader turns around Hillsborough’s homeless program

TAMPA — After years of floundering, Hillsborough County is picking up steam in its efforts get homeless people on a new track and officials give much of the credit to a new leader with a talent for pulling together competing organizations....
Published: 12/14/14

Florida senators relaunch bill to overhaul local pension plans

TALLAHASSEE — A bipartisan proposal to bolster local pension plans has again been filed in the Florida Legislature.
Published: 12/14/14