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Chris Latvala says City of St. Pete ‘still not being truthful’ when it comes to sewage spills

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It’s been a relatively quiet week regarding the major sewage spills in St. Petersburg that have now resulted in state and federal investigations, and become a political issue for Mayor Rick Kriseman. But his administration got a kick in the shin from Clearwater House Republican Chris Latvala at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Wednesday. “As far as the dumping that’s going on in St.Petersburg, the city administration is still is not being truthful to the extent of what is going or what…

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Florida Farm Bureau-Pinellas endorses four Republicans for State House

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The Florida Farm Bureau-Pinellas has endorsed four Republicans running for re-election to the state House of Representatives. Reps. Chris Latvala, House District 67, and Larry Ahern, HD 66, received contribution checks from Farm Bureau-Pinellas board members Leslie Waters and Fred Petty during the group’s annual dinner earlier this month. Waters is mayor of Seminole and Petty is the former Pinellas County tax collector. Kathleen Peters, HD 69, and Chris Sprowls, HD 65, also received campaign contributions. “These state legislators have…

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Have coffee on Election Day with Larry Ahern

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State Rep. Larry Ahern, who frequently meets constituents for coffee and a chat, has scheduled his next coffee klatsch for Election Day. His latest invitation reads: “I will be at Emily’s Family Restaurant Downtown in Clearwater. I invite you to stop by between 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. to converse with me about current events, concerns with our state government, or any topic you’d like to discuss. Please take a look at your calendar to see if you can join me…

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