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Hillsborough County Public Schools receives $2 million

Listen: US Congress member Kathy Castor announced $2 million of grant money for Hillsborough County Public Schools at the Bowers/Whitley Building Construction Academy. The money comes from two grants: federal funds from this year and...

Pinellas County now offers grants for industrial development

Pinellas County is mostly built out. But new construction could expand by renewing older sites. The Urban Land Institute held its Florida Summit last weekend to explore what communities are doing to attract new businesses...

Lake Wales charts a sustainable future with new, commission-approved city plan

Listen: A new plan for the city of Lake Wales seeks to control development and conserve the environment. Lake Wales city commissioners voted unanimously to approve the plan at an Oct. 17 meeting. For Commissioner...
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Backroom Briefing: Eyeing Florida’s immigration law

Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson says a new Florida immigration law could bring “unintended consequences” to construction & tourism.
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UPDATE: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a law that renames a Hernando County road for Rush Limbaugh

The Florida budget helps speed 20 highway projects; part of a road in Hernando County will be named for Rush Limbaugh.
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Environmental groups rally against bill they call “death knell”

Environmental groups are calling for the governor to veto a bill that they worry will limit environmental protection in Florida
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A Hernando County road will be named for Rush Limbaugh as Florida lawmakers green-light billions of dollars for road projects

The Florida budget helps speed 20 highway projects; part of a road in Hernando County will be named for Rush Limbaugh.
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The Dali Museum wants more bed tax money for its expansion

St Petersburg’s Dali Museum has nearly doubled its earlier request for bed tax funding, due to increases in construction costs and expansion.
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Oak trees are torn down during construction of Publix at USF

Construction has begun on a Publix supermarket along the north edge of the University South Florida campus in Tampa; but an environmental advocate is concerned about how many old-growth oak trees have been destroyed. Louise...

St. Pete unveils 8 new design possibilities for Pier

St. Pete unveils 8 new design possibilities for Pier

City Council rejects proposal for local vendor preference

The Tampa City Council rejected a proposal today that would have given local businesses preference in bidding for city contracts. The proposal was intended to give local businesses a leg up in the bidding process,...

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