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Florida Senate race: Janet Cruz vs. Jay Collins

Candidates Janet Cruz and Jay Collins clash in a marquee Florida Senate race in Tampa

Attack ads have flooded airwaves and mailboxes in the contest between Florida Sen. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, and Republican Jay Collins.
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Tampa attorney, lawmakers announce suit to block ‘All Voters Vote’ Amendment 3 from general election

On Tuesday, attorneys in Tampa and Orlando filed a lawsuit with the Florida Supreme Court to block the “All Voters Vote” Amendment 3 from the current general election. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle held a news conference...
Janet Cruz arming teachers

As schools open in Hillsborough, leaders say COVID-19 poses heightened threat to Hispanic community

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources As students in Hillsborough County return to classrooms Monday, some local leaders fear it might be more than books they bring home with them. Listen: Sen. Janet...

Janet Cruz and Dana Young clash on gun laws, education

There were moments of agreement interspersed between tense verbal clashes when two candidates running for a hotly competitive Hillsborough County state Senate race met at Tampa Tiger Bay Club Friday afternoon; Democrat Janet Cruz and...

Tampa Democrats say they’re unified to win key state Senate race

If the Florida Democratic Party is ever going to end up being competitive when it comes to gaining parity with Republicans in the state Legislature, there are certain races that they have to win, such...

In West Tampa, Rick Scott celebrates the U.S. as a melting pot while wooing Puerto Rican voters

With more than 200,000 Puerto Ricans migrating to Florida in the aftermath of last fall’s Hurricane Maria, that already ascendant voting bloc in the Sunshine State has become an even more significant voting demographic as...

Gun issues dominate Hillsborough County legislative delegation post-session discussion

Two weeks after the Florida Legislature concluded its 2018 session, seven members from the Hillsborough County delegation convened in a forum sponsored by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce on Friday to discuss what transpired...
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Rick Scott pushes for tax amendment during final State of the State speech

Florida Governor Rick Scott gave his final State of the State address to lawmakers Tuesday morning. Scott wants more tax cuts this year, as well as protections for people who report sexual misconduct, laws to...
Ed Narain (left), Janet Cruz and Jamie Grant

Legislators see little chance for Florida Medicaid expansion

State Rep. Jamie Grant (R-Tampa) thinks that Medicaid expansion will be off the table during Florida’s Legislative session that begins in January. For one, Grant says this week’s gambling agreement “sucks a good bit of oxygen...

West Tampa votes for a new state representative

Today was Election Day for some in Tampa. State Rep. Michael Scionti left a State House seat open after he accepted an appointment to the Department of Defense last year. District 58 has since needed...

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