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Subtle MOU provision means Rays might play “home” games outside of Tampa Bay area

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A provision of the Memorandum of Understanding approved by City Council Thursday evening means the Rays could eventually play outside of Tropicana Field before they’ve technically abandoned the Dome, but only if they’ve already entered into a termination agreement with the city. The MOU allowing the team to begin immediately exploring alternative stadium sites outside of St. Petersburg in Pinellas or Hillsborough counties includes a provision allowing the Rays to play up to 10 home games outside of Tropicana Field…

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Mitch Perry’s Top 10 stories in Hillsborough politics of 2015

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As first said by Greek philosopher Heraclitus, in the universe change is the only constant. Nowhere was that more applicable than in Tampa Bay during the past 12 months. From the much-ballyhooed dismissal of MaryEllen Elia as Hillsborough County School Board District superintendent to redistricting and the rising (and falling) fortunes for hizzoner Bob Buckhorn, many of the leading political issues of the year centered on shaking up the status quo. With that, here are Hillsborough County’s top ten stories in 2015: 1) MaryEllen Elia…

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Ethics complaints filed against Bob Buckhorn, 2 county commissioners over Go Hillsborough effort

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Ethics complaints have been filed against Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commissioners Ken Hagan and Sandy Murman, alleging that they violated the state’s Sunshine laws in not releasing private emails related to the Go Hillsborough effort and public relations consultant Beth Leytham. “We want honest accountable, transparent government, but right now in Hillsborough County, we don’t have it, and this is evident of that,” said George Niemann, one of three Hillsborough County residents who filed complaints with the Florida…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.27.15 – Hillsborough County’s email problem

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Although Bernie Sanders declared to Hillary Clinton and the nation two weeks ago that, “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!,” the current FBI investigation regarding how many of Mrs. Clinton’s emails were classified will continue to play out. Now, apparently, we have a bit of an email controversy closer to home. WTSP’s-Channel 10’s Noah Pransky reports that in his investigation about political consultant Beth Leytham and her access to public officials regarding the…

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After several requests, Hillsborough commissioners produce Beth Leytham emails they said didn’t exist

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Hillsborough County Commissioners Sandy Murman and Ken Hagan possibly violated Florida Sunshine Laws when they failed to produce public records requested months ago. However, after a 10 News investigation, WTSP reporter Noah Pransky says one Commissioner is apologizing while the other blames county workers. The situation stems from an inquiry into the murky relationship between private consultant Beth Leytham and several influential county officials. 10 Investigates made the public records request in June, asking for all the emails exchanged between…

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Sam Rashid resigns from the Hillsborough Aviation Authority

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Sam Rashid tendered his resignation from the Hillsborough Aviation Authority on Friday. In a letter addressed to Governor Rick Scott on Friday, the Eastern Hillsborough County GOP activist thanked Scott for appointing him to the board back in June of 2014, specifically for appointing him as the very first minority on the Aviation Authority (although that isn’t accurate, as Arthenia Joyner was actually the first minority named to the board back in 1991). And he referred to the late Steve Burton,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.8.15 — Will the Hillsborough BOCC have the votes to put transportation tax on ballot?

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Watching the Hillsborough County Commission yesterday discuss the latest with the Go Hillsborough effort was a fascinating glimpse of where this experience may be heading. The headline was that the Board of County Commissioners beat back a feeble attempt to remove Sheriff David Gee’s office from investigating the charges on how consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff  received its $1.35 million contract to lead the effort on transportation that the county has been undertaking the past two years. The board also rejected Commissioner Stacy White’s call…

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