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Pinellas County School Board lays out 2016 legislative priorities

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During its annual legislative breakfast this morning, the Pinellas County School Board laid out a clear list of its 2016 legislative priorities. Presentation topics ranged from school accountability and teacher evaluations, to operating budgets, capital outlay projects and tax credit schools. “It has not been a particularly great PR year for our local [school board],” said State Sen. Jack Latvala, perhaps referring to the Tampa Bay Times’ “Failure Factories” articles, where a handful of public schools in South St. Petersburg…

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Tampa Chamber outlines 2016 agenda, supports Florida Enterprise Fund

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The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce headed up to Tallahassee Thursday to discuss its 2016 legislative agenda with lawmakers. “We had the privilege today to meet with our local delegation members to express what is important to the Chamber and to the business community as a whole,” said Guy King III, the group’s chair-elect.  “It is imperative that we start to lay the groundwork now so that when session begins in January our legislators will know what is important to…

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