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New report blasts TBX project as a “boondoggle”

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(Updated with FDOT response below) The Florida Department of Transportation’s Tampa Bay Express project has been controversial since it was introduced last year. The first phase of “TBX” would add tolled express lanes to I-275 in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, as well as to I-4 and I-275, at a cost of an estimated $3.3 billion, It’s been met with immediate and unified opposition by the local neighborhoods which will be impacted by the expansion of the downtown interchange portion of I-275,…

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Controversial doc David McKalip to attend tonight’s public forum on health care hosted by Pinellas’ Nurses Association

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The Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Nurses Association will be hosting a public forum to discuss the healthcare reform legislation that Congress is presently considering. The discussion will focus on the impact of the proposed legislation on health care delivery, access to healthcare and nursing. The forum will be a panel discussion, moderated by commentator Rob Lorei from WMNF radio. The panel will include Bill Newton of the American Consumer Council, Shawn Foster from the staff of Congressman Bilirakis,…

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