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Joe Lopano: Tampa International master plan is about living up to George Bean’s legacy

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As Tampa International Airport’s master plan expansion moves through Phase One, the Hillsborough Aviation Authority is now looking toward Phase Two. This week, the Authority approved more than $132 million to pay for construction of a retail and office space area near the airport’s new rental car facility, which is also still under construction. Over the past month, TIA CEO Joe Lopano has been making the rounds in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, keeping various local governments and agencies informed of all…

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State leaders, experts to discuss future of mobility at Better Transportation Summit

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With the fatal crash of Tesla car on autopilot near Williston in May, Floridians already know the future of transportation is impacting the state’s highways. Exploration of that future will be one of the themes when the 2016 Floridians for Better Transportation Summit meets Tuesday and Wednesday at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach. “Transportation is transformative. It has the power to fuel the economy, stimulate job creation and change the way we live,” said Floridians for…

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Tampa International Airport’s parking garage rates to rise

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If you leave your car at Tampa International Airport overnight in the future, it’s going to cost you a little bit more starting this fall. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority is scheduled on Thursday to vote on raising the fees on all three parking garages at the airport. The short-term garage will raise its rates per 24 hours from $20 to $22; the long-term garage’s rates will go from $16 to $18; and the economy garage will go up a…

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Linda Saul-Sena misses deadline to file resign-to-run papers

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Janet Zink reports about another client of Mitch Kates facing difficulties: Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena missed the deadline to file resignation papers to run for the Hillsborough County Commission, records show. Saul-Sena, a Democrat running for the commission’s at-large District 2 seat, turned in her resignation letter June 15 with an effective resignation date of November 15. Election law requires Saul-Sena to have turned in the paperwork by June 4. She could not be immediately reached for comment. Council…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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Troxler’s back and, man, did I miss him.  For most of his column, Trox lays the wood to Bill McCollum, but he also takes time to criticize Kendrick Meek and the scandal engulfing his campaign: When it comes to Rentboy.com vs. a Cadillac Escalade, I’m goin’ with Rentboy as the lead story — and yet, who cannot admire the stink surrounding U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate? Of course, the scandal is its own…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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Troxler’s back and, man, did I miss him.  For most of his column, Trox lays the wood to Bill McCollum, but he also takes time to criticize Kendrick Meek and the scandal engulfing his campaign: When it comes to Rentboy.com vs. a Cadillac Escalade, I’m goin’ with Rentboy as the lead story — and yet, who cannot admire the stink surrounding U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, the leading Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate? Of course, the scandal is its own…

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District 58 voters head to polls

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From Janet Zink: Voters will go to the polls today in a special election for the District 58 state House seat. The Democratic candidate, Janet Cruz, has the advantage, with more money than her Republican opponent, Hunter Chamberlin, and she’ seeking to represent a district where more than half the registered voters are Democrats. But the one time in decades that a Republican took the post was in a special election, so Cruz is taking nothing for granted. She’s got…

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