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Tampa Bay Partnership lays out goals in advance of Legislative Session

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Among the many duties that Rick Homans has had since becoming CEO of the Tampa Bay Partnership two months ago, was crafting an agenda to lobby state lawmakers regarding major infrastructure projects he says would enhance the Tampa Bay area overall, and not the eight individual counties that comprise the Tampa Bay area. Friday afternoon the organization made that public, and it’s extensive. The list includes: A $22.5 million appropriation request to construct the new Morsani College of Medicine and USF Heart…

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Toward fact-based punditry

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John Sides asks if 538 is good for political science: I think 538 helps political science by showing people, and especially journalists, that you can use quantitative evidence to understand politics. That’s one reason I’m glad for its new relationship with The New York Times. I don’t always agree with all of Nate Silver’s analyses — see, e.g., here or here — but they are quite an improvement over the views of people who think that a conversation with three…

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