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  • At Tampa Tiger Bay, advocates push for restoring felon voting rights
    Posted by Mitch Perry on 08/18/2017 at 10:11 PM

    This summer, the Tampa Tiger Bay Club has bypassed inviting politicians into its den. Instead the organization has asked speakers to discuss pressing issues facing Florida.This has often led to advocates and critics of an issue dueling it out. However, that was not the case Friday when the only […]

  • Confederate monument issue prompts Kimberly Overman to enter race for Hillsborough County Commission
    Posted by Mitch Perry on 08/18/2017 at 9:25 PM

    Certified financial planner and Seminole Heights activist Kimberly Overman has filed to run for the countywide District 7 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission. Overman becomes the fourth Democrat to enter the contest for what will be an open seat. Current occupant Al Higginbotham has […]

  • Personnel note: Richard Reeves departs GrayRobinson to start own firm
    Posted by Peter Schorsch on 08/18/2017 at 9:19 PM

    Richard Reeves, a veteran lobbyist who founded his own firm before joining another that merged with GrayRobinson last year, now is leaving the firm, he told Florida Politics Friday.  “I wanted to be out on my own again,” he said in a phone interview. “The opportunity to […]

  • Tampa’s I-75 Confederate flag is one man’s mission
    Posted by Tamara Lush on 08/18/2017 at 7:47 PM

    Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him. A faded pillow with the flag’s print sits on the porch chair of his quirky urban farm in South Tampa, an area known more for craft beers and gluten-free brunch. He’s got a sticker with the […]

  • Starbucks chairman questions country’s ‘moral fiber’
    Posted by Associated Press on 08/18/2017 at 7:37 PM

    Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz says the events surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend have put the “moral fiber” of the country in question. Schultz said at an employee forum in Seattle on Tuesday that he has “profound concern about the […]

  • Jack Latvala files legislation to save Florida’s beaches
    Posted by Staff Reports on 08/18/2017 at 6:49 PM

    Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican and candidate for governor, said in a press release he’s “introduced legislation to help repair Florida’s outdated ranking criteria to restore Florida’s beaches.” “Beaches play a unique role in Florida’s economy as […]

  • Steve Bannon leaving White House
    Posted by Associated Press on 08/18/2017 at 5:19 PM

    White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That’s according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump’s general […]

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