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Craig Sher comes to Tiger Bay

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When the ABC Coalition of business and civic leaders completed more than a year’s study of baseball alternatives, Mayor Bill Foster deemed the findings too hot to handle.  Well not for the Tigers!  Craig Sher of the Coalition will enter the den and walk us through the options and take your questions.  What will it take to keep the Rays in St. Petersburg?  In Pinellas County? In the Tampa Bay region?  How and when can our recession-plagued community come up…

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Charlie Justice criticizes Bill Young over purchasing luxury car with campaign funds

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Charlie Justice says Congressman Bill Young is so out of touch with reality that he once used his campaign fund to buy himself a luxury car. “When a Congressman starts using his campaign funds to buy himself a luxury car then you can bet he thinks he’s untouchable,” Justice said. “The purchase of the car seems to be a point in time when Young became more reckless and arrogant than ever. He began putting more and more amendments in the…

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Charlie Justice’s statement on SB 216 becoming law – prohibits tax dollars from being spent on political ads

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“I would like to commend supporters of SB 216 and Governor Crist for making such a valuable piece of legislation law. Today marks the beginning of a new era of government accountability, as this will ensure that governments will not be telling taxpayers how to vote, but rather allow voters to be the final arbiter in determining what is good policy for our communities. Gone are the days of unjust and irresponsible campaign spending from our government. I will continue…

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Taxpayers to foot $85 million bill for Tampa’s GOP bid

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Hosting the 2008 Republican National Convention here would cost taxpayers about $85-million, event organizers said Monday. That’s roughly two-thirds of the estimated total cost of $124-million, according to the bid package a Tampa delegation presented to the Republican National Committee in May. Nearly $22-million would come straight out of local tax coffers. This is what the mayor of San Diego said about why that city is not putting forth a bid for the RNC convention: “It is a pretty significant…

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