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Even Tea Party activist David McKalip supports Rowdies stadium referendum

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There has been little public opposition to the May 2nd referendum in St. Petersburg that would allow the Tampa Bay Rowdies to negotiate a 25-year lease with the city to expand Al Lang Stadium. If approved by voters, Rowdies owner Bill Edwards would have the go-ahead to expand seating capacity to 18,000, making it eligible to join Major League Soccer, a higher division of professional soccer. The expansion would cost approximately $80 million, but none of it would come from taxpayers. “The…

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Police and firefighter organizations give nod to Darden Rice

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Two key first responders’ groups are giving support to St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice in her bid for re-election to the city body, according to a press release Tuesday. The Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association and the St. Petersburg Association of Firefighters issued a joint statement praising Rice’s commitment to the city. “I’m deeply honored to have the support of our police officers and firefighters,” Rice, who represents St. Petersburg’s 4th District, said in the statement. “The work…

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Darden Rice officially files for re-election to St. Pete City Council

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Darden Rice made it official on Monday – she’s running for re-election for her City Council District 4 seat. “Three years ago, I ran on a platform of ‘St. Pete Strong’ ” Rice said. “I’m proud to report that St. Pete is stronger than ever. I’ve spent my time on council continuing the same work I’ve been doing my entire life: expanding opportunity, working with our local businesses, and making St. Petersburg even more inclusive. I believe now, more than…

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Historic designation supporters fire back against misinformation

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The debate over how neighborhoods obtain local historic designation in St. Pete is heating up. City Council is set to decide on August 20 whether it should be easier for neighborhoods to obtain the designation, but groups have popped up opposing changes to the current ordinance. In 2010, a process was established for neighborhoods to apply for local historic designation. That process requires neighborhoods to receive a 2/3 vote from all homeowners within its boundaries in order to move the…

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David McKalip jumps back into Pier debate with more tax consequence fear mongering

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Controversy surrounding the Pier didn’t go away when the Pier Selection Committee finally issued its ranking for City Council approval. Opinions are still spreading like wildfire and there is still a petition to stop the process dead in its tracks. And then there’s David McKalip, the brain surgeon who unsuccessfully ran for City Council in 2013 and who loves to bash government overreach and taxation. He calls the Pier process a “classic story of political distraction.” He hasn’t been heard…

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Mike Deeson raw at Tiger Bay

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There were a lot of laughs when veteran local investigative TV reporter Mike Deeson took to the dais at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting at Jackson Bistro on Harbor Island on Friday, but also a few bits of news. On former and probable future House District 64 Republican Jamie Grant, Deeson said that though no criminal charges were called for in a recent Hardee County grand jury report on Grant’s acceptance of millions of dollars of taxpayer funds for…

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Marco Rubio to headline Tampa Tea Party rally, will share stage with disgraced doc David McKalip

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Update: Marco Rubio is no longer listed on the website as one of the speakers.  And now the event’s location has changed from the Sun Dome to Chillura Park. Even though he appeared to dodge questions during the Fox News debate about his association with the Tea Party, Marco Rubio will headline a Tea Party rally on Tax Day, April 15.  Sharing the stage with Rubio will be disgraced doc David McKalip, the St. Petersburg surgeon forced to resign his leadership…

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