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Jeff Vinik is one of four secret lenders to Tampa Bay Times, publisher of La Gaceta contends

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Jeff Vinik, the owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning who is investing billions of dollars to remake Tampa downtown waterfront, is one of four secret lenders to the Tampa Bay Times according to Patrick Manteiga, the publisher of La Gaceta. Manteiga first identified Vinik as one of the secret lenders in his weekly “As We Heard It” column. He confirmed that he was making this assertion in a phone interview with SPB Wednesday. “I have a very, very good source…

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After fierce debate, Hillsborough Commissioners vote to keep controversial Confederate statue

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After three hours of intense debate, the Hillsborough County Commission decided to keep a Confederate monument that has stood outside of the Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex for more than a century. Commissioners also approved Wednesday a plan to enhance the statue of a soldier by adding a painted mural celebrating diversityon a wall behind it. The 4-3 vote was a bitter defeat for Commissioner Les Miller, the lone black member of the BOCC, who announced earlier this month he believed…

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For many, Tampa’s 2021 Super Bowl is unexpected ‘big win.’ Others remain skeptical.

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Members of Tampa’s political, business, media and activist communities weighed in Wednesday on the surprising news that Tampa will host the Super Bowl in February 2021. The announcement was unexpected, particularly after the NFL snubbed a local bid last year to host the big game in either 2019, 2020 and 2021. But major rainstorms in Southern California throughout the past year delayed construction of a new stadium for the L.A. Rams and Chargers, forcing the NFL to choose a new town…

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Hillsborough Commission candidate Elvis Pigott explains his arrest record – again

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Last week, SPB published a story about 29-year-old Elvis Pigott, a Democratic candidate for the District 5 countywide seat on the Hillsborough County Commission. The seat will be vacated next year by a term-limited Ken Hagan (who will run again in District 2). The story referenced Pigott’s arrest record, where he is listed as having been charged with five separate felonies, including charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property and providing false information on secondary metals recycling. Pigott denied that he was…

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Local media figures dissect the 2016 presidential election at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club

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While some parts of America are ecstatic and others scared in the wake of Donald Trump’s shocking presidential victory earlier this month, most others are simply thankful the whole long, ugly, divisive campaign is history. Then there is the political class, who in opinion pieces and discussions on cable news, continue to chatter about what led to perhaps the biggest political upset in modern U.S. history. The Tampa Tiger Bay Club hosted their debriefing of the election on Friday with four local reporters…

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Shawn Harrison holds on in rough-and-tumble HD 63 race

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Republican Shawn Harrison held on in a rough-and-tumble race against challenger Lisa Montelione to represent House District 63. With all precincts reporting, Harrison had 51 percent of 71,483 votes cast. Montelione held a close early lead but Harrison overcame that and steadily pulled ahead as the night progressed. “Obviously, we’re very happy,” Harrison said in a statement. “We executed what was a perfect game plan. We had a very targeted and specific message to Democrats in this district, and we…

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Here’s where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay politics — the ‘it’s October’ edition

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Hello, October. This is the final full month of the 2016 campaign cycle. In five weeks, we will know so much more about the future of the country, the state and our communities. But, no matter what, life will go on. For those in “The Process” — Florida Politics’ term for the unending legislative campaign/legislative session system — it’s just two months before committee meetings begin. In fact, like many people I talk to who are in “The Process,” we’re planning for the 2017…

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