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Tampa Council delays decision on stormwater fee hikes

Despite more than 30 residents speaking out during a public hearing that lasted into the afternoon, Tampa City Council made no decisions Thursday on proposed increases in stormwater fees. Like the majority of the citizens...

ACLU of Florida on redistricting and “prison Gerrymandering”

During the recent special session to re-draw Congressional districts, the Florida Legislature did not end up agreeing on maps; but during the discussion there was renewed focus on how prisoners affect the population of districts...

Tampa attorney John F. Germany dies

The man who led the fight for a downtown Tampa public library that now bears his name has died at the age of 92; his law firm says John F. Germany died Wednesday morning. WMNF...
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Preview of Gulf restoration meeting in St. Petersburg

If you want a say in how Gulf restoration funds are spent, you have a chance Wednesday night in St. Petersburg; the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has released a draft of funding priorities using...
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Lawrence Lessig may run for president on clean elections platform

Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has launched an exploratory campaign to run for President of the United States in 2016; his main issue is to give individual voters more power in elections by reversing the tendency of...
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Expanding Medicaid could help Florida’s finances: CHAIN

Florida will have more federal money to reimburse hospitals for care they provide uninsured patients. Politico Florida reports The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given the state a 60-day extension to spend about...
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Tampa’s Curtis Hixon park closing for repairs

Tampa’s popular downtown park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, will be closing for repairs for about two months. Thursday morning at a meeting of the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency, Tampa’s administrator of economic opportunity, Bob McDonough,...
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Residents keep pressure on Tampa CRA to stop “Lexus Lanes”

Residents of the Tampa Heights neighborhood and others who will be affected by the planned Tampa Bay Express interstate highway expansion are keeping the pressure on elected officials. Thursday morning during public comment, four opponents...
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Low-performing Pinellas schools prompts Castor letter to feds

Tampa-area Congress member Kathy Castor has written to the U.S. Department of Education asking them to look at how the Pinellas County School District is spending federal money that is supposed to go to schools...

Environmentalists want Bondi to drop Clean Power lawsuit

Florida environmental advocates are asking state Attorney General Pam Bondi to drop her lawsuit against a federal plan to clean up greenhouse gasses; in a press conference at Tampa City Hall Tuesday morning the Florida...

Historic preservation expert says historic districts benefit local economies

Today on Radioactivity, we listen back on WEDU’s Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This week the panel (Political Consultants Chris Ingram and Victor DiMaio, Tampa Bay Times Politics...
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Regulate Florida pushing ballot initiative to legalize marijuana

There’s a new effort to make marijuana legal in Florida – nope, not just medical marijuana. We’re talking legal recreational use of marijuana by adults; a new group will announce its new voter initiative this...

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