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The new Florida budget: here’s how these special interests made out, from bears to leaf blowers to the beef industry

The Florida budget includes money for more than 1,500 programs and projects that lawmakers want to bring back to their communities.
City of Tampa storm sewer drain cover. By Seán Kinane/WMNF News

Tampa urges residents to keep fat, oil, grease, and wet wipes out of drains

Listen: This hurricane season, the City of Tampa is urging residents to keep leftover fat, oil, grease, and especially wet wipes out of the drain. At a wastewater plant in Tampa, a technician removes a...
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Wastewater discharged into Tampa Bay and other Pinellas waters

Because of flooding from Tropical Storm Colin this week several cities in Pinellas County urged residents to stop using the sewer systems and had to release partially treated wastewater into the open water. Beginning at...
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St. Pete plans to upgrade sewer infrastructure

In a newspaper column Wednesday, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Krisemen wrote he is recommending to City Council using money from the BP disaster settlement on storm resiliency and sustainability. That’s after the city dumped fifteen million...

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