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Charlie Miranda riffs: ‘Let them pay for their own damn stadium’

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A discussion by Tampa City Council members about how the city will begin to implement the major stormwater improvements they voted on earlier this month led to a rolling commentary by council member Charlie Miranda that touched on the misplaced priorities of government, the sorry state of the presidential race, and mostly about his frustration with professional sports teams asking for a handout from the citizenry. His five-minute-plus “editorial,” as he dubbed it, evolved after Councilman Harry Cohen called on city…

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Howard Troxler: On Jamie Bennett: Nice guy, but he has to grip the reins tight

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This was an unwise marriage, the too-easygoing City Council member running for mayor of St. Petersburg and the wild-card political consultant. Now it’s an ugly divorce. After James Bennett’s campaign got caught handing out tickets to the city’s suite at Tropicana Field for political purposes, Bennett and adviser Peter Schorsch parted ways, blaming each other. In turn, Schorsch went public over the weekend with a laundry list of dirty campaign tricks and violations that he says Bennett knew about. Bennett…

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