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Josephine Winiarz, left, and Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp help make a bike lane along Temple Terrace’s Bullard Parkway Bridge easier to see Tuesday as part of the Vision Zero initiative to reduce traffic deaths.LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

Small fix on Temple Terrace bike lane heralds big effort to stop traffic deaths

TEMPLE TERRACE Several dozen volunteers gathered Tuesday morning along Bullard Parkway Bridge in Temple Terrace for an experiment in safety. Last year, 12 people died while riding their bikes in Hillsborough County. How many lives, the volunteers wanted to know, could they save with some cans of spray paint? They s …


There were polite smiles for Gov. Rick Scott flanked by Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, left, and Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, on the first day of the 2016 session

Scott's bond director weighs in on Visit Florida cuts

Out of sight and out of the country, Gov. Rick Scott appeared to be on the losing end of budget negotiations Tuesday as House and Senate negotiators scaled down Enterprise Florida to a shell and reduced Visit Florida funding from $75 million to $25 million....


City Council member Karl Nurse is going to wait before endorsing a successor in a crowded District 6 field

One St. Pete council member endorses possible successor, another prefers to wait

For nearly a decade, City Council member Jim Kennedy avoided endorsing candidates in other council races, saying that he didn't think it was appropriate and could damage working relationships on the council....


Florida Senate keeps Best and Brightest, 'schools of hope' alive for conference

With limited debate, with minutes remaining in a 4-hour meeting, the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved two controversial education measures that have been the subject of scorn from some corners....