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Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects

Helicopter rides and hefty donations to political action committees convinced Florida legislators to give millions of taxpayer dollars to a water-farming project that critics compared to corporate …

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  1. Column: The sunny side of greed

    Columns

    In the dire prophecies of science fiction writers and the fevered warnings of left-wing activists, big corporations will soon rule the Earth — or already do.

    Fine with me.

  2. Vote for June's Letter of the Month

    Letters

    Editor's note: Letters to the editor offer a significant contribution to the discussion of public policy and life in Tampa Bay. To recognize some of that work by our most engaged readers, the Times will select a letter of the month and the writers will be recognized at the end of the year. We will choose the …

  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 2

    Events

    Dierks Bentley: The Country Music Award winner (Come A Little Closer, What Was I Thinkin') brings his Sounds of Summer Tour to Tampa with Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $26-$50.75. (813) …

    Dierks Bentley performs during day one of the 2015 FarmBorough Music Fest on Friday, June 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) NYAK104
  4. 'In Living Color' show featuring Warhol at Tampa Museum of Art a 'rare treat'

    Visual Arts

    TAMPA

    He may have top billing in "In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking from the Collections of Jordan Schnitzer and His Family Foundation," but this excellent exhibition isn't exclusively Warhol or Pop Art. Warhol deserves the recognition, though, because of the 116 works, 50 are his and he is …

    Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, 1967, screen print.
  5. Review: 'The Hand That Feeds You' is a thriller with teeth

    Books

    The Hand That Feeds You goes from zero to terrifying in about five pages.

    These are a few of our fav-o-rite things.... okay, I'll stop singing and talk about summer sandals.

    What we're loving for July

    Wednesdays are when you are trying to swim from the United States to Cuba but get tired halfway through and are too far from either shore to save yourself....

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    Scott vetoes money for controversial water-farming projects

    The Tampa Bay Times' Craig Pittman writes about implications of Gov. Rick Scott's veto of $4.5 million toward controversial water-farming projects....

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    Rays top draft pick Garrett Whitley has a blast on signing day

    Rays top pick Garrett Whitley signed his contract, for a $2.96-million bonus, on Tuesday, then took batting practice with the team....

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