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600 Hillsborough County residents have attended public transit meetings to date

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The Hillsborough County Policy Leadership Group met again today to convene. Well, some of them did. The PLG is made up of all of seven members of the Hillsborough County Commission, plus the mayors of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City. HART officials often sit in as well — all charged with crafting a transit plan that may be taken to the voters in the form of a transit tax referendum in 2016. But nearly half the group at todays’ meeting were…

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Bob Buckhorn says he wants to see Charlie Miranda elected in District 2 race

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Admitting that this hasn’t exactly been a very exciting campaign, Bob Buckhorn said today’s municipal election in Tampa is still very important. “Everyone has an obligation to vote,” the mayor declared while coming out of a polling place at the Sandy Freedman Tennis Courts center on Davis Island this morning. “If you don’t vote, don’t complain.” Accompanied by his wife, Dr. Cathy Lynch Buckhorn, along with their two daughters, Grace and Colleen, Tampa’s First Family came out of the voting booth a little…

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Kathy Castor to be part of congressional march on Selma bridge this weekend

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Kathy Castor of Tampa will be of one of approximately 100 members of Congress who will participate in the 50th anniversary of the march on the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma AL this weekend. The original march on the Edmund Pettis Bridge was one of the crucial civil rights marches that led to the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965. “I’m very honored to be making that trip with my colleague and civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta,” Castor…

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