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Frank Reddick worries that community members are getting ‘paid off’ to back TBX project

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In an effort to retool and “reset” the troubled Tampa Bay Express project, the Florida Department of Transportation led a coalition of local public officials and members of the community this week to St. Louis, where it spoke with officials there about how they worked with the community to rebuild a highway construction project. Speaking before the Tampa City Council on Thursday, Bill Jones with the FDOT gave an update on TBX, and discussed the trip and how officials will meet next month to…

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Health care reform votes might make Democrats vulnerable in midterm elections

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As the waiter delivered a heaping tuna salad sandwich and waffle fries, Bill Jones cut to the chase about U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson. “He’s totally lost my vote with how he’s acted publicly, and health care just plays into that,” Jones said from his sidewalk table at Dexter’s, a busy downtown spot. Two years ago Jones, a 44-year-old consultant, was one of the independent voters that helped the blunt-talking Orlando Democrat win a seat in Congress. Today the health care…

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