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Candidate repliesThe Tampa Bay Times offers candidates not recommended by the editorial board an opportunity to reply. Candidates for Florida House should send their replies no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday to Editor of Editorials Tim Nickens at tnickens...
Published: 08/01/18
Updated: 08/02/18
All the Times candidate recommendations in one place

All the Times candidate recommendations in one place

Here is a complete list of the Times recommendations for the Aug. 28 primary.U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 12, Democrats: Chris Hunter District 13, Republicans: George Buck District 15, Democrats: Kristen Carlson District 15, Republicans: Nei...
Published: 07/30/18
Updated: 08/03/18
Times recommends: For U.S. House

Times recommends: For U.S. House

Congress faces serious challenges ranging from foreign policy to the future of health care. Rising federal deficits remain an issue, along with ensuring the long-term future of Social Security and Medicare. In the Tampa Bay area, no incumbents face p...
Published: 07/27/18
Updated: 08/02/18
Times recommends: 3 for Florida Senate

Times recommends: 3 for Florida Senate

Florida faces serious challenges ranging from demand for better access to affordable health care to parents’ frustration with the emphasis on standardized testing in public schools. There are disagreements over how much control to give local governme...
Published: 07/24/18
Updated: 08/02/18
Times recommends: For Hillsborough County Commission

Times recommends: For Hillsborough County Commission

The Hillsborough County Commission faces several major challenges in the coming years, from funding transportation improvements and addressing the lack of affordable housing to controlling the budget-busting effects of sprawl. Commissioners are elect...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: Trump’s dangerous plan for Endangered Species Act

The 1973 Endangered Species Act is at once the noblest and most contentious of the landmark environmental statutes enacted during the Nixon presidency. For 45 years it has been celebrated by conservationists for protecting, in Richard Nixon’s words, ...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Once again, time running out on flood insurance

Editorial: Once again, time running out on flood insurance

We are seven days away from the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Flood Insurance Program. And we are six days away from its temporary expiration. This has become a familiar, dangerous game of roulette for millions of Floridians who de...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: ‘Stand your ground’ law triggers vigilante justice

Editorial: ‘Stand your ground’ law triggers vigilante justice

It’s been used to defend a neighborhood crime watch volunteer’s fatal confrontation with a black teenager in Central Florida, a shooting inside a Pasco County movie theater and a shooting outside a Miami nightclub. Now Florida’s indefensible "stand y...
Updated one month ago

Editorial: NFL calls wise time-out on disciplining protests

The National Football League kept an embarrassing situation from becoming even worse by shelving its new policy clamping down on players who refuse to stand for the national anthem.The league announced late Thursday it would suspend the 2-month old p...
Updated one month ago
Editorial: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s responsible budget

Editorial: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s responsible budget

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is shoring up his final year in office with the proposed city budget he released Thursday. The plan includes no big-ticket items, opting instead to maintain ongoing investments in parks, roads and other basic public services....
Updated one month ago