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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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Tom Lee not backing down on claim of questionable spending at Tampa International Airport

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Tom Lee insists he never wanted to air any “dirty laundry” about Tampa International Airport when he attempted to introduce an amendment to the Florida Senate’s budget last Wednesday that would have the airport independently audited. But the Brandon Republican says that there are too many unanswered questions about how the airport is being run for him to stand silent. “When you’re presented with this information, and you’re a member of the Florida Legislature, and you don’t act on at least an innocuous…

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What is Rick Baker going to do next? Leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for AG

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For those of you wondering what former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will do next, one answer is that he will be leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for Attorney Genergal. The Republican attorney general candidate Pam Bondi announced her campaign leadership team: State Honorary Co-Chairs: Bob Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez, former Governor and First Lady of Florida Ned L. Siegel, former Ambassador to the Bahamas State Chairman: Rick Baker, former Mayor of St. Petersburg State Co-Chairs : Angela Corey, Jacksonville:…

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What is Rick Baker going to do next? Leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for AG

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For those of you wondering what former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will do next, one answer is that he will be leading Pam Bondi’s campaign for Attorney General. The Republican attorney general candidate Pam Bondi announced her campaign leadership team: State Honorary Co-Chairs: Bob Martinez and Mary Jane Martinez, former Governor and First Lady of Florida Ned L. Siegel, former Ambassador to the Bahamas State Chairman: Rick Baker, former Mayor of St. Petersburg State Co-Chairs : Angela Corey, Jacksonville:…

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