Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Politics

Florida Politics

Could driverless cars cause more congestion in urban cores?

As the era of driverless cars looms, a new Boston-based study suggests the vehicles may increase traffic congestion in downtown areas as more people embrace ride-hailing services and abandon transit.The same study also found, however, that...

Tax collector expands with new office to meet growing needs in booming Southshore

Tax collector expands with new office to meet growing needs in booming Southshore

TAMPA — The population of southern Hillsborough County has grown by about 11 percent since 2010, more than twice as fast as the rest of the county. Planners say even more people will call the area home in the next few years.To keep pace, the Hillsbor...
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Carlton: In the fight for Florida governor, voters aren’t interested in meeting in the middle anymore

Carlton: In the fight for Florida governor, voters aren’t interested in meeting in the middle anymore

You’d have to forgive some Florida Democrats if they woke up after Tuesday night’s stunning gubernatorial primary nursing some serious political hangovers.After all, Democrats were expected to come out of this primary election with a certain centrist...
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Compton, longtime Zephyrhills city councilman, defeats Sheriff’s Office administrator for Pasco judge seat

Compton, longtime Zephyrhills city councilman, defeats Sheriff’s Office administrator for Pasco judge seat

Kent Compton defeated Jeremiah Hawkes Tuesday in the race for Pasco County’s only contested judgeship. Nearly 59 percent of voters cast ballots for the former Zephyrhills city councilman.In a judicial race that forced candidates to stay away from hot...
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Big election turnout in Hernando County brings change, sets up November races

Big election turnout in Hernando County brings change, sets up November races

BROOKSVILLE — Nearly 30 percent of Hernando County voters cast ballots in the primary election, the number Supervisor of Elections Shirley Anderson had hoped to hit.That is a significant improvement from the 22.7 percent turnout in the last primary t...
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Romano: The far right is meeting the far left in Florida, and it’s going to be a doozy

God bless their cranky souls, Republican voters do not fool around in Florida. They don’t care what the media says or, for that matter, the polls. They don’t care which candidate the big-shot business leaders are bankrolling. They don...
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Flag to be flown at half-staff for McCain after criticism that White House raised it too soon

Flag to be flown at half-staff for McCain after criticism that White House raised it too soon

After flying at half-staff for barely a day in tribute to Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., U.S. flags at the White House and many other federal properties were raised Monday morning, sparking criticism that President Donald Trump was not properly honoring...
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State Rep. Danny Burgess takes civilian job with Pasco Sheriff’s Office

State Rep. Danny Burgess takes civilian job with Pasco Sheriff’s Office

NEW PORT RICHEY — State Rep. Danny Burgess has a new boss — Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, joined the Sheriff’s Office earlier this month as its manager of future operations, a newly created division in the agency. His annu...
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Senate candidate Kelli Ward suggests McCain timed pre-death announcement to hurt her campaign

Senate candidate Kelli Ward suggests McCain timed pre-death announcement to hurt her campaign

Kelli Ward, a U.S. Senate hopeful and a onetime rival of Sen. John McCain, is facing a torrent of criticism after she appeared to suggest that his announcement Friday to halt medical treatment for his brain cancer was timed to hurt her campaign. McCa...
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Democrats approve limiting influence of superdelegates

CHICAGO — After two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, Democratic Party leaders on Saturday voted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees, giving even more weight to the outcome of state primaries and caucuses. T...
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Are Democrats retaliating against Wengay Newton in re-election fight?

Are Democrats retaliating against Wengay Newton in re-election fight?

ST. PETERSBURG — Fallout from the 2017 mayoral race is stirring up emotions in the Democratic primary for state House District 70.Candidate Vito Sheeley is calling into question just how much of a Democrat incumbent state Rep. Wengay Newton really is...
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