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Tampa Tribune applauds state for funding USF St. Pete and Tampa projects

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The Tampa Tribune is paying homage to two state lawmakers in its Thursday editorial. State Sen. Tom Lee and state Rep. Rich Corcoran were instrumental in bringing key state funding to the University of South Florida in both Tampa and St. Pete during contentious budget negotiations. The Tribune lauds the $17 million secured to begin work on a downtown Tampa USF medical school at the heart of developer Jeff Vinik’s vision for the area and $12.3 million to complete a USF School of…

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USF St. Pete rakes in huge budget win with $12.3 million appropriation for business school

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An $80 billion budget deal spells victory for downtown St. Pete. Under the budget compromise the University of South Florida St. Pete will receive $12.3 million for its Kate Tiedemann College of Business. “I am particularly pleased that several of the City of St. Petersburg’s priorities are being funded. I join our friends at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg in celebrating the $12.3 million for the Kate Tiedemann College of Business,” wrote St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman…

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Pinellas legislators re-state the obvious: Biggest budget hurdle is LIP and Medicaid expansion

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As lawmakers prepare to head back to Tallahassee next week to kick off a three-week special session to pass a budget, three St. Pete-area representatives and a senator fielded questions from the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce about the business group’s priorities. The crew consisted of two Republicans – state Sen. Jeff Brandes and state Rep. Kathleen Peters – and two Democrats – state Reps. Darryl Rouson and Dwight Dudley. Among the Chamber’s top priorities are passing a budget that…

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Chamber’s Chris Steinocher says continue to respect the St. Pete Pier process

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As news spread Friday of the Pier Selection Committee’s pick for a new St. Pete Pier, social media has been buzzing with comments. The decision to rank Pier Park in the top spot above Destination St. Pete Pier and Alma came just before midnight and the news surprised many who had long since called it a night. One of the groups weighing in on the historic vote is the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. The chamber, headed by president Chris…

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Reaction to Ed Montanari’s City Council announcement is positive

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People have been expecting Ed Montanari to announce a bid for St. Pete City Council. There was a considerable amount of hype. But now that it’s official, Montanari has proven he’s got an all- star lineup of supporters backing him in his campaign. A list of initial supporters is more than 100 people deep. His host committee includes a bipartisan mix of current City Council members, including the incumbent, former mayors, former mayoral candidates and business leaders. “It does my…

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St. Pete is ready for the Firestone Grand Prix

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After weeks of putting up baracades and fences and re-routing traffic downtown, the Grand Prix finally revs up Friday. To “embrace the race” the city is flying a flag over City Hall celebrating the Firestone Grand Prix. St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman applauded the efforts of city staff and race teams in preparing for the three-day race event before raising a white flag with an image of two crossed checkered flags, a city crest and “St. Petersburg” printed on it.…

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Ed Montanari hasn’t even announced City Council bid, but he already has impressive backing

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SaintPetersBlog reported this week that sources close to St. Pete businessman Ed Montanari say he plans to run for City Council in the upcoming municipal elections. Montanari would run for the District 3 seat currently held by Bill Dudley. Dudley is not seeking re-election due to term-limits. Montanari has a long track record of civil service and has become a pillar of the business community. He’s so involved many view him as an unofficial ninth member of Council. This service in the community…

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