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Mitch Perry Report for 11.20.15 — Buckhorn stormwater tax plan gets killed. Now what?

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The Tampa City Council rejected a proposal from Mayor Bob Buckhorn‘s administration that would have made a serious dent in alleviating the city’s epic problems with stormwater runoff yesterday. The plan wasn’t cheap — $251 million, and it certainly left open a lot of questions about how fair it was for everyone to pay the same in the city. It wasn’t an easy vote by any means, but I’d feel a lot better about the leadership of this city if…

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Political writer Jeremy Wallace moves to the Tampa Bay Times

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Sarasota Herald-Tribune political writer Jeremy Wallace is crossing the Sunshine Skyway for a role as state government reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. Wallace, who has been at the Herald-Tribune since 2004, made the announcement on his Facebook page. He will be based out of Tallahassee. “Not only is it simply the best newspaper in Florida,” he wrote, “It also allows me and my beautiful bride to return to Tallahassee, where we met and started building our family. By the same…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.11.15 — Film incentives bill takes first step in Tally

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Like it or not, Hollywood productions, like sports owners, have been able to play cities and states against each other for years to get the best deal for themselves. Folks in Tampa Bay are all too familiar with getting burned by giving welfare to rich folks. You don’t have to have lived in the area to know how searing the 1996 CIT was. That was the tax that went to fund schools, cultural amenities like Lowry Park Zoo and the…

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All four Senate candidates will face off this Thursday

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From Jeremy Wallace: Sarasota will be at the center of Florida politics this week when most of the major candidates for the U.S. Senate and for governor are scheduled to attend a pair of forums Thursday hosted by the Florida Society of News Editors/Florida Press Association. When the U.S. Senate candidates face off at the Ritz-Carlton, it will be the first time that all four of the major candidates are together, and the first time Gov. Charlie Crist will have…

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