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Bob Buckhorn calls for raising property taxes

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Saying it was “largely not of our making,” Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn made the case Thursday for raising the city’s millage rate for the first time in 29 years.

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Bob Buckhorn ready to raise Tampa’s millage rate

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Tampa hasn’t raised its millage fee in nearly three decades, but that tax-free streak may end soon. Mayor Bob Buckhorn met this week with each member of the City Council in advance of presenting his budget proposal Thursday.

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On second thought: Hillsborough Commission opts to remove Confederate monument

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Four weeks after the Hillsborough County Commission voted to keep a controversial Confederate monument outside the courthouse annex, commissioners have changed their minds. In a 4-2 vote Wednesday, “Memoria In Aeterna” will now likely be relocated to the Brandon Family Cemetery. Earlier in the day, county officials said the owner of that facility came forward with an offer to house it. The Confederate monument has stood outside of the Hillsborough County Courthouse for more than a century. Commissioner Sandy Murman…

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Kathleen Shanahan appointed by HART to new transit board, but not without controversy

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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) voted to appoint Kathleen Shanahan as its representative on the newly reconstructed TBARTA (the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority) board on Monday, but only after debating whether it was better to appoint an elected official or a member of the general public. Shanahan is a private businesswoman who for decades has been a major player in Republican circles in Florida and Washington D.C. Originally nominated by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to serve on…

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Second vote on Hillsborough Confederate monument could be delayed until August

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Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist said he now supports moving the Confederate monument. The Republican voted the opposite way last month, but now thinks it should be relocated if a proper location will accept it. Crist was one of four Republicans on the County Commission who sided with activists to keep the monument in front of the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex, a controversial decision that has outraged many parts of the community.

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Shawn Harrison adds more than $36K in yet unopposed HD 63 re-election bid

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Shawn Harrison narrowly avoided losing his House District 63 seat last year. Heading into the 2018 election cycle, Democrats are fired up about a “wave” election they say will help them win the seat. Harrison is fully aware of that, which is why he’s stepping up fundraising efforts early in the election cycle, raking in $36,178 in last month. Harrison has now raised $55.678 for the cycle.

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Tampa Council members opine on Curtis Hixon Park bar/restaurant concept

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News of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn‘s choice of Four Green Fields for a new restaurant/bar in Curtis Hixon Park caused some consternation on social media Wednesday. But what do City Council members think? Although the Council is now on a two-week summer hiatus, FloridaPolitics.com caught up with two members having opposing opinions about the administration’s choice of Irish pub Four Green Fields for a “raw bar” concept that includes indoor and outdoor seating in a pavilion space along Twiggs Street.…

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