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Seminoles plan second Tampa hotel tower with gambling expansion

Seminoles plan second Tampa hotel tower with gambling expansion

TAMPA — The Seminole Tribe would launch a $1.8 billion expansion of its Seminole Hard Rock casino complexes in Tampa and Hollywood if state lawmakers approve a gambling deal that allows the tribe to offer more types of games, tribal leaders sa...
Published: 02/02/16

House advances unemployment fraud bill

TALLAHASSEE — A House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at cracking down on unemployment fraud based on identity theft — a practice lawmakers say is spiraling out of control.
Published: 02/02/16

State business recruiter’s brand undergoes climate change

TALLAHASSEE — The state’s business-recruitment agency has replaced its controversial marketing campaign with a new effort declaring “the future” has arrived in Florida.
Published: 02/01/16
Three friends start brewery in Land O’ Lakes area

Three friends start brewery in Land O’ Lakes area

LAND O’ LAKES — Friends Mark Pizzurro, Pete Abreut and Joe Traina weren’t thinking about helping to revitalize their community or supporting local businesses when they decided to open a craft beer brewery....
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