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Mitch Perry Report for 4.14.16 – So who wants to go to Cleveland this summer?

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Why do Hillsborough County State Attorney employees even need “key cards”? That’s the question I have after reading the Anna Phillips/Windy March penned story in the Times this morning (and Elaine Silvestrini’s in the Trib). Their story revolves around an allegation made about Mark Ober’s work ethic by his Democratic party challenger, Andrew Warren. Records unearthed by his campaign revealed that Ober only used his key card five times in March, but the GOP incumbent says he “often comes to work and leaves…

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Low-speed vehicles in downtown Tampa are just a City Council vote away from happening

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Back in 2008, people in Tampa could hop little six-seat electronic carts to travel between downtown, Ybor City, Channelside and SoHo to get around the city. They were popular, accessible and free – and were promptly shut down by the Hillsborough County Public Transportation in 2009. The agency concluded that the cars were the equivalent to unlicensed taxicabs and nixed them. Citizens complained that the move was done to protect the cab companies. However, those Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) look poised…

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