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#24 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Janet Long

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A Pinellas County commissioner, Long bumped her way up from dead last on the 2015 list of most powerful Tampa Bay politicians to second to last. A Democrat, she was elected to the commission in 2012 after serving in the Legislature from 2006 until 2010. Long is nearing the end of her first term on the county commission and looks a shoo-in for re-election. She’s also vice chairwoman of this year’s board, lending her strength on the dais now, for…

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Ken Burke forms marijuana civil citation task force

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Pinellas County Clerk of the Court Ken Burke appears to have taken an unexpected interest in a countywide effort to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense rather than criminal. During a Pinellas County Commission meeting this month, Burke briefly weighed in on the issue saying the proposition being discussed may not be consistent with other minor offenses considered a misdemeanor. He listed open container laws as an example, asking whether that would still be a criminal…

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