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Democrat Mike Reedy eyes getting HD 63 back into the D column

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Ever since Ed Homan was termed out of his House District 60 seat in North Tampa in 2010, it’s bounced back and forth in terms of political affiliation over the three subsequent elections — with Republican Shawn Harrison winning in the big Republican years of 2010 and 2014, and Democrat Mark Danish taking it in 2012, the same year that Barack Obama won Hillsborough County. With Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee next year, Democrats throughout the state and certainly in Hillsborough have been…

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Bill would require restaurants to give calorie counts on menus

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A trio of Republican lawmakers is backing a bill that would require restaurants to provide the calorie count of their menu items. Their purpose: to combat obesity. Margie Menzel reports. Representative Ed Homan of Tampa is a sponsor of the Obesity Prevention Act. An osteopathic surgeon, Homan said 60 percent of Americans are overweight, and they’re not the only ones paying the cost of their care. “Forty-six percent of all insurance now is paid by taxpayers, either through Medicaid, Medicare,…

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