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Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority report says it contributes over $1 billion to local economy

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A report paid for by the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) says the agency’s strategic investment planning decisions have generated $1.2 billion in local and state gross domestic product and a combined 13,200 jobs. The Tampa based-agency is best known for owning and operating the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, the 14-mile all-electronic, limited-access toll road in Hillsborough County. The report, written by the Center for Urban Transportation (CUTR), begins with the premise that increased transportation accessibility promotes the clustering of business and residential units…

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Kathy Castor, Dennis Ross returning to Congress

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In a pair of results that could not be called surprising, Democrat Kathy Castor and Republican Dennis Ross won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Castor took about 61 percent of the vote in her race, while Ross took 58 percent. Neither race was expected to be closely contended. Castor, a liberal Democrat who was facing political newcomer Christine Quinn in the race for Florida’s 14th Congressional District, will be starting her sixth term in Congress. Ross faced Democrat…

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