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Hillsborough County continues to push for greater awareness of new tenant protections, more than one year out

The Hillsborough County Commission last year approved a ‘Tenant’s Bill of Rights’ ordinance that, among other things, contains a ban on what’s known as source of income discrimination. This provision prohibits landlords and property owners...

Hillsborough County teachers warn teacher shortage could grow worse as a pay dispute continues

As Hillsborough County public schools report hundreds of instructional vacancies, teachers are appealing the school board, amid a staffing shortage they warn could grow worse in the months to come if concerns about pay and...

Temple Terrace residents could soon be covered under Hillsborough County’s Tenant’s Bill of Rights

Temple Terrace City Council last month quietly voted to request that Hillsborough County’s Tenant’s Bill of Rights ordinance cover its city residents. Because the ordinance currently only applies to unincorporated Hillsborough County, it does not...

HART board will investigate agency’s CEO over allegations of mismanagement, hostile work environment

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority's board voted on Tuesday to investigate toxic workplace allegations against HART's CEO.

Central Florida food service workers could strike next month, amid ongoing contract negotiations

As the possibility of a nationwide rail strike looms over the holidays, and ongoing strikes by workers in multiple industries across the country continue, there is another impending strike threat closer to home in Central...

Pinellas County School Board approves new contract raising teacher pay, starting salary to $50k

After months of negotiations, the Pinellas County School Board unanimously approved a new contract agreement on Tuesday that delivers pay raises for over 7,000 teachers and instructional staff in Pinellas County public schools, as well...
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St. Petersburg city leaders to consider abortion decriminalization resolution and donating to local abortion fund

St. Petersburg City Council will consider two business items that concern protecting access to reproductive healthcare for city residents.

Reforms to Tampa’s “toothless” Citizens Review Board could make it onto the March ballot

Tampa voters could vote on reforms to the city's Police Citizens Review Board in March, if city leaders approve the move during an upcoming workshop.
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Florida nurse reflects on impact of Hurricane Ian, hospital recovery

Registered nurse Cynthia Butler of Port Charlotte shares the impact of Hurricane Ian on her hospital and hopes for its recovery.

Tampa City Council to vote on continued funding for mental health co-responder program

The Tampa Police Department’s pilot mental health co-responder program expired on Sept. 30. Additional funding is set for a council vote Thursday.
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Pinellas County educational support staff could see higher wages under new deal with the district

Educational support staff could see a 4.25% pay raise under a new deal reached between their union and Pinellas County Schools.
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Florida has a problem with minimum wage violations and it could get worse

Florida’s minimum wage is set to increase to $11/hour. But wage theft is rampant because the minimum wage law isn't always be enforced.

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