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Hillsborough’s mask requirement for businesses will start Wednesday at 5pm

Here is a link to many coronavirus resources Hillsborough County’s Emergency Policy Group has adopted a mask requirement for businesses. Monday’s vote was 5-to-3. The penalty for business owners would be a second-degree misdemeanor that...
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Dramatic reversal: Hillsborough will move its Confederate monument

The Confederate veterans’ monument in Tampa will be moved after all; Wednesday, after overwhelming public outcry for removing the statue, Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 4 to 2 to move it. It’s a dramatic reversal of...
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Hillsborough Commissioners vote to keep Confederate monument

The monument to Confederate soldiers outside a Tampa court administration building is staying put; after nearly two hours of heated public comment the Hillsborough County Commission voted 4-3 Wednesday to keep the memorial. Members of the...
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Tampa Bay interstate toll lane plan moves ahead despite opposition to TB Next

A plan to add 90 miles of toll lanes to the existing interstate highways in the Tampa Bay area has taken another step forward; despite overwhelming opposition from the public, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning...
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Hillsborough looks at smart ways to grow

Population growth and development continue to expand in Hillsborough County, especially in what used to be the sparsely-populated “south county;” so County Commissioners want to find out the best way to grow in order to...
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Hillsborough County opposes Florida fracking bill

Florida Senate Appropriations Chair Tom Lee’s home county has just come out against a fracking bill that will get its next hearing in that committee; on Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission passed a resolution to...
Les Miller

Hillsborough moves meeting about sinkhole: keeps option of legal challenge

The region’s water management district has rejected Hillsborough County’s request for more time to consider a plan to pump water from a sinkhole located in sensitive wetlands; and after several environmentalists spoke out against pumping water...
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Hillsborough approves $29 million for Bucs stadium upgrade

The Hillsborough County Commission overwhelmingly approved nearly $29 million for upgrades to the county-owned football stadium that’s home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The county’s chief financial administrator, Bonnie Wise, says the public funds come...

Confederate flag comes down in Hillsborough County Center

The confederate flag flying in the Hillsborough County Center will come down by Thursday. After a heated public discussion the Hillsborough County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to send the flag to a museum. Les Miller,...

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