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Mary Mulhern says ‘thank you’ to supporters as she prepares to exit Tampa City Council

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Dozens of people in the Tampa progressive community gathered Wednesday night in Ybor City to say goodbye (for now) to Mary Mulhern, the Tampa City Council woman who is leaving the board due to term limits next week. “Mary has always stood up for everybody in this community,” said Tampa attorney and prominent Democrat Gary Gibbons, who introduced Mulhern on the stage in the courtyard of Gasper’s Grotto. “Sometimes she was the only vote on a tough issue, and she…

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Campaign for home care workers to make $15 an hour in Florida heats up

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Spurred on by organized labor, a campaign to drive up the wages for fast-food workers spread locally and across the country last year. That campaign is now encompassing other low-income industries. Last week a group of adjunct professors held a protest on the USF campus in Tampa calling for higher wages, and now the movement is spreading to home health-care workers. “I think it’s just time for a change,” says Reuben Masas, a home health-care worker employed at BAYADA located in South Tampa.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.4.15 — Hillsborough School Board defies the critics (again) & goes with Eakins

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Yesterday was quite a day news wise. But before we talk City Council races, how about that Hillsborough County School District Board? They did it again yesterday — going against the sentiments  of the editorial writers and newspaper columnists who demanded they take on a national search to succeed MaryEllen Elia as the district’s superintendent. Instead, on a 4-3 vote, the board opted to hire interim superintendent Jeff Eakins, if he can come to terms on a contract by June 9. Two…

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Hillsborough County passes inclusive safe school policy

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From Equality Florida: Just hours ago, the Hillsborough County School Board voted unanimously to add gender identity to the Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Policy for Hillsborough County Public Schools. The Hillsborough policy already included Sexual orientation protections and today’s amendment now provides gender identity protections for the 207,549 students who make up the 3rd largest school district in Florida. Currently 64% of Florida students attend schools that ban anti-gay bullying and more than half of those districts have now added…

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