C.T. Bowen, Pasco County Reporter

C.T. Bowen

Pasco County Reporter

I landed in Pasco County more than 30 years ago from upstate New York and never left. I joined the Times in 1998 after 11 years at the Tampa Tribune and, over the past three decades, I've authored, stories, columns and editorials about the people, places and politics of this county. My wife, Mary Beth, and I live in Land O' Lakes and are parents of two grown sons.

Candidate who bounced check for campaign filing fee blames city for kicking him off ballot

ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times
 New Port Richey City Hall
New Port Richey disqualifies a candidate who failed to use cashier's check to cover campaign fee

Pasco Circuit Court Clerk Paula S. O'Neil to retire; Gov. Ron DeSantis will pick successor

Pasco Circuit Court Clerk and Comptroller Paula S. O’Neil announced her retirement Wednesday. She will leave office June 30.
Pasco Clerk Paula O'Neil to retire after nearly 11 years in office.

Candidate David 'Mac' McCallister drops $30,000 into state House race in which he can't vote

Florida House District 38 Republican candidates David “Mac’’ McCallister and Randy Maggard.
The candidate for state House District 38 lives outside the district, and would have to move if he wins the race.

Audit: 31,000 building permits can't be accounted for in Pasco

Pasco County cut the mobility fee for this Dunkin’ store in Land O’ Lakes by nearly 50 percent, even though the developer did not file a required transportation study in a timely manner, an audit found. C.T. BOWEN | Times
An audit finds oversight and accuracy concerns in the way Pasco collects transportation fees on commercial development

Sales tax snafu means $624,000 is headed to Pasco County

Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano requested the state review of sales tax collections among businesses in Lutz and Odessa. Times (2012)
Pasco is due money from sales tax receipts mistakenly credited to Hillsborough County from businesses in Lutz and Odessa.