Make Sure Your Vote Counts in November

    By Jim Bleyer If events leading up to 2020’s historic election tell Floridians anything, it is that voter suppression is highest on the agenda of powerful politicians, especially in presidential battleground states. Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, provides a rich, inviting target. From the ditching of sorting …

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Rays in Crosshairs of Brash Vegas, Restrained Portland

  By Jim Bleyer The abject failure of Hillsborough County to provide a sensible location and realistic financing for a new Tampa Bay Rays stadium has emboldened two western cities that yearn for Major League Baseball. Both Portland and Las Vegas are rumored to be hastening plans for building state-of-the-art …

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San Diego Didn’t Fall for Shady Stadium Deal; Will Tampa?

  By Jim Bleyer Fifteen months ago the people and politicians of a major American city stood up to protect their region’s economic health and integrity by rejecting a shakedown from a billionaire owner of a big-league sports franchise. But the citizens of San Diego had three major advantages over …

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