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GOP consultant Anthony Pedicini subject of direct mail attack in bitter HD 58 race

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Republican consultant Anthony Pedicini is the latest target of a negative mailer in the vitriolic House District 58 primary.

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Mark Nash aims for District 5 seat on Hillsborough County Commission

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Mark Nash, a member of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, has filed to run for the District 5 seat on the County Commission. “I’m running because I’m not afraid to take on the challenges we face,” Nash said in a statement Wednesday. “This race is about bringing people together and finding solutions – I’m the person to get the job done.”

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Jae Passmore embarks on Hillsborough County Commission campaign

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Activist and military veteran Jae Passmore has become the latest Democrat to seek election to the Hillsborough County Commission.

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Irma causes estimated $9 million in Hillsborough property damage

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Even though Hurricane Irma was “downgraded” to a Category 1 storm by the time it ripped through the region last week, it has definitely made a financial impact in Hillsborough County. Preston Cook, Hillsborough County’s director of emergency management, said Wednesday that while the storm wasn’t nearly as fierce as initially feared, Irma damaged 287 single family homes, 140 mobile homes and 14 businesses. That adds up to a total of $8.9 million in property damages to date. The estimated…

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Hillsborough Commissioners weigh in on School Board’s decision to end courtesy busing

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The Hillsborough County School Board’s decision last year to drop so-called courtesy busing provoked anger among parents whose children were directly affected by the move. And Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman inspired other sharp responses Thursday when she suggested commissioners must do something about it.

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Hillsborough Commissioners temporarily change policy on public speakers

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The publication of a dossier of critics of a Confederate monument in Hillsborough County has prompted at least a temporary change in how the board’s policy on how public speakers address the board.

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It’s official: Janet Cruz running for Hillsborough County Commission

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Joining what is expected to be a bruising Democratic primary, state Representative Janet Cruz has filed to run for for the District 1 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission. Cruz, who is term limited out in 2018, had said months ago that she would be running for the seat, so it’s not much of a surprise that she entered the race. But that does not take away from the interest level in her decision because she is running against Tampa City Councilwoman…

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