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Jim Norman speaks: The former Hillsborough county commissioner is plotting a comeback

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Former Hillsborough County Commissioner and state Sen. Jim Norman wants you to know one thing — that everything you thought you knew about what happened to him in 2010 is wrong. “The media put a message out there that is just inaccurate, and I’m really burned about that, so I’m pretty fired up with setting the record straight,” he said in an interview conducted earlier this week. In case you’ve forgotten or weren’t around five years ago, “the message” that Norman says…

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Hillsborough Charter Review Board rejects idea of changing BOCC makeup

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Perhaps a proposal to prevent anybody in Hillsborough County from staying in office longer than eight years will provoke more unity among members of the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board. That idea was briefly discussed at the end of Tuesday night’s sometimes contentious discussion among those 14 board members after they decisively rejected a proposal to add two additional members to the seven-member County Commission. The vote was 11-3, with only E.J. Otero, Norma Reno and Gerald White supporting the…

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Hillsborough Charter Review Board not ready to decide on County Commission makeup

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They batted it around for more than two hours Tuesday night, but in the end, the members of the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board were no closer to recommending any changes regarding the current configuration of the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners than they were when they began. For over 30 years, the board has consisted of seven members — four from single-member districts, and three at-large, voted on countywide. But there is once again a demand to change the current system,…

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