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The Times has reported more than 40 Hillsborough County schools desperately need new air conditioners.
In a call for transparency, Tampa mayoral candidate Ed Turanchik has issued a refusal to participate in private forums regarding the mayoral race. Turanchik believes that “any forums conducted should, at a minimum, be open to the press”.
Senator George LeMieux endorses Aakash Patel for Hillsborough County Commission, District 7.
Four panel discussions with 10 speakers were featured at a daylong forum sponsored by the American Dream Coalition.
If it makes the ballot and passes, the 1 percent increase would make Hillsborough County, along with Liberty County, the highest sales tax jurisdictions in Florida at 8 percent.
Chris Ingram welcomed Hillsborough County Commissioner candidates Todd Marks and Aakash Patel to his show on Monday morning to discuss Hillsborough County, their platforms, and their own backgrounds in an effort to help voters make a more well-informed decision on August 26.
In this critical election year for Florida, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Craig Latimer is expecting a heavy workload. The county is currently preparing to fulfill Vote By Mail ballot requests, where more than 190,000 county residents will be receiving a ballot they can fill out in their own homes.
Spano had been running for the Republican primary to replace term limited Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi but ended his bid back in April to run for Congress after U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., shocked the Florida political world by deciding to retire. Spano was soon joined on the sidelines by state Rep. Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville, leaving Moody and state Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, in the race.
This week is American Craft Beer Week, a celebration of America’s growing industry of locally-brewed craft beers. Craft beer can come across as a niche pursuit complete with its own language, but at its core it is a movement of small, locally-minded businesses that typically work together with each other and other local businesses.
Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins joined the Chris Ingram Show Wednesday morning to talk about the quality of schools in Tampa and the surrounding county.
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