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Tom Scott looking at run for Hillsborough County District 6 seat

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Thomas Scott, a former Tampa city councilman and Hillsborough County commissioner, says he is seriously considering a run for the Hillsborough County Commission District 6 seat next year. “It’s going to be interesting,” Scott told SaintPetersBlog on Wednesday afternoon, when he attended the Fight for 15 rally in Tampa’s Copeland Park that attracted hundreds of people. The seat is being vacated by Democrat Kevin Beckner because of term limits, and a growing number of Democrats are declaring their candidacy for it. In…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.16.15 — The $2 billion elephant in the Capitol

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For those of you out there less enamored by Florida’s reputation as the “Gunshine State,” there was some positive news out of Tallahassee Wednesday night. That proposal that would give school superintendents the ability to designate a school district employee or volunteer to carry a concealed weapon on a school campus was scheduled on the docket Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee. Committee Chairman John Legg, though, exercised his authority and said it wouldn’t come up again in his committee.…

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Bob Buckhorn among the speakers at Fight for 15 protest in Tampa

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The “Fight for 15” movement for fast-food and retailer workers advocating for higher wages and better treatment has been ongoing for over two years now, and on this Tax Day culminated in a protests in over 200 cities across the country, including events at City Hall in St. Petersburg and later in the day in Tampa’s Copeland Park. Although the movement has focused on fast food workers, the effort – organized by the Service Employees International Union – has also…

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