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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

Tampa International Airport earns high marks in J.D. Power rankings

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Tampa International Airport finished second in J.D. Power’s 2017 North American Airport Satisfaction Study of large airports, finishing just one point behind John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. The survey measures overall traveler satisfaction by examining six factors (in order of importance): terminal facilities; airport accessibility; security check; baggage claim; check-in/baggage check; food, beverage and retail.

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David Jolly, Patrick Murphy ready to take their act on the road

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While he’s not sure if he will attempt to resume his political career by running against Charlie Crist in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, former Republican congressman David Jolly says he will be part of another campaign in the future – a GOP effort to block Donald Trump from being renominated in 2020 as the party’s presidential nominee.

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Kathy Castor: Graham-Cassidy health care bill would ‘devastate’ Florida families

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If the latest Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act passed in the U.S. Senate next week, Kathy Castor believes it would be “devastating” to Florida families.

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Justin Bean leading grocery drive to aid those impacted by Irma

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While power has now been restored to every household in St. Petersburg, some families still struggle after having to throw out food spoiled during the outage following Hurricane Irma.

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Tampa Chamber to Bob Buckhorn: No tax hike

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has rarely been at odds with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce during his six-and-a-half years in office. But his proposal to raise property taxes in the city for the first time in 29 years is being rejected by the Chamber.

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St. Pete City Council candidates slam Duke Energy at candidate forum

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Campaigns for three City Council seats in St. Petersburg perked up again Wednesday night at the Sunshine Center, with Duke Energy as the main target. 

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St. Petersburg voters to decide on Vinoy ‘reimagination’

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In addition to the mayor’s race and three contests for City Council, St. Petersburg voters will also be presented with a handful of referendums this November. One decision voters must make is whether to approve a privately financed, one-story parking garage with eight tennis courts on top of the 7th Avenue NE side of the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel.

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