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Tampa City Council wants budget analyst listen

02/28/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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As the city of Tampa tries to cope with reduced funding and more possible staff cuts, the City Council today took the first step toward hiring its own budget analyst.

City Councilman Tom Scott led off the discussion with a motion. Other Council members quickly endorsed Scott’s motion. They all praised the mayor’s budget analyst, Bonnie Wise, but Council member Linda Saul-Sena said they didn’t want to tax her resources.

But such a sentiment wasn’t unanimous. Councilman Charlie M...

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Job Fair St. Pete following financial bailouts

Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Inside the Coliseum in St. Petersburg today, a job fair brought together people looking for work and 38 companies or government agencies that are either hiring or offering employment services.

With unemployment numbers across the country, and especially in the bay area at their highest levels in years, many of the job seekers were determined to find positions but aware of the challenges of the current economy.

Nearly a year ago, the company Neil Schipper worked for declared bankruptcy...

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