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Lutz Kmart closing worries residents

Lutz Kmart closing worries residents

LUTZ — Kmart’s trademark rotating blue light alerting customers to in-store discounts will be unplugged permanently at the Lutz store.
Published: 02/01/16

House tax-cut package: Too much or not enough?

TALLAHASSEE — Several House Democrats expressed apprehension Wednesday about a nearly $1 billion tax-cut package that Republican leaders unveiled this week.
Published: 01/28/16

House OKs bill setting fracking regulation

TALLAHASSEE — The House passed a bill Wednesday that establishes state regulations for fracking, and throws out bans against the oil and drilling process passed by cities and counties.
Published: 01/28/16
Gap stores close in St. Pete, Tampa

Gap stores close in St. Pete, Tampa

Two Suncoast Gap stores are among 70 nationwide that have closed.
Published: 01/27/16

Biodiesel backers remain upbeat despite low gasoline prices

TAMPA — With gas prices sinking, it’s difficult to whip up excitement for alternatives to fossil fuels.
Published: 01/27/16
Amid $1 billion expansion TIA holds job fair

Amid $1 billion expansion TIA holds job fair

TAMPA — The massive expansion project at Tampa International Airport will not only benefit future air travelers, but is already benefiting thousands of workers who are engaged in the construction work and will fill positions at 65 new shops, r...
Published: 01/26/16

Senate moves to give Scott business incentives, streamline film fund

TALLAHASSEE — A senate subcommittee on Monday unanimously approved both the governor’s tweaking of the state’s business incentive program and a Sarasota senator’s makeover of the state’s film development program. ...
Published: 01/26/16

Court clerks ‘made a case’ for more funding, senator says

TALLAHASSEE — The chairman of a Senate committee that oversees the justice system budget said Thursday that Florida’s court clerks have demonstrated a need for more funding, but he wants to make sure they spend the money wisely....
Published: 01/22/16

Senator: Proposals to cover state’s uninsured ‘dead’

TALLAHASSEE — After a bruising political fight, a key senator said Tuesday that proposals about expanding health care coverage for uninsured Floridians could be dead for years — and that lawmakers are now focused on “second tier&...
Updated one month ago
Seminole Gaming Compact goes to workshop

Seminole Gaming Compact goes to workshop

TALLAHASSEE — Gambling foes and pros have launched respective media campaigns in advance of today’s workshop on the Seminole Gaming Compact.
Updated one month ago