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Tampa City Councilman Guido Maniscalco is proud to dissent on TBX project

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They came by the dozens Tuesday night — activists and just regular residents from Seminole and Tampa Heights — all imploring the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Organization not to include the controversial Tampa Bay Express (TBX) project in the MPO’s Transit Improvement Project (TIP). They were longtime residents and some who have only lived in the neighborhoods bordering I-275 and/or I-4 for a short time, but they were all vehemently against the $3 billion proposal to add express lanes to both…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.4.15 — Political speed-date dialing in Manchester

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Fourteen Republican candidates for president met last night at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. It was the equivalent of political speed-dating, and none of them on stage were named Donald Trump. (By the way, do those things happen anymore? I did it twice in the early aughts, and what I remember from the experience was  how weary I was after standing up and moving to another table every three minutes.) Upshot? From this reporter’s perspective sitting on a couch in Tampa’s V.M. Ybor…

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Tampa town hall focuses on negative impacts of proposed I-275 toll lanes

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A coalition of Tampa activists who hosted a two-hour town hall meeting in Seminole Heights on Tuesday night appeared to have two main goals that they wanted to impart on the hundreds who crowded into the American Legion Post No. 111. The first goal was to convince them that the proposal by the Florida Department of Transportation for a new tolled highway would be a disaster for residents in Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights on a number of fronts. The second goal was…

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