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Tierra Verde fire district bill looks all but doomed

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A plan to give Tierra Verde residents a path toward creating an independent fire district will probably be dead on arrival in the 2016 Legislative Session despite being approved by the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation during a meeting at USF St. Pete Tuesday. A bill sponsored by Representative Kathleen Peters and Senator Jack Latvala would allow residents in the upscale waterfront community to force a referendum asking voters whether or not to approve a new fire district by compiling petitions…

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10 things I think I think about today’s paper

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10 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times: 1. Perhaps the best written item in today’s edition is this letter-to-the-editor about Charlie Crist, an excerpt: His positive ratings are puzzling to me, and speak a lot about Floridians’ “good” sense, as I still don’t know what good he did during his short cameo impersonating a governor. But I do know what he did not do: govern. He abandoned the power into the hands of an ultra-right-wing House,…

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