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This is one of four guns that  security personnel discovered in one day at  Tampa International Airport security checkpoints. [Transportation Security Administration]

TSA finds four loaded handguns at Tampa International security checkpoints

TAMPA — In a sign that more people are traveling with firearms, the Transportation Security Administration discovered four loaded handguns in separate incidents at Tampa International Airport checkpoints Tuesday. That's the most handguns found in a single day at the airport, said Mark J. Howell, a TSA spokesman. "I …


Florida license tags for sale at a county tax collector's office

A hidden tax on Florida's working poor? Tax collectors think so

Did the state House just impose a new hidden tax on cash-strapped motorists in Florida? No, say lawmakers. Yes, say Florida's elected tax collectors....


Rick Baker has been the point man on the push for a May 2 referendum to negotiate a longterm lease for the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium to boost their bid for the MLS

Baker wants to talk about the Rowdies, but Tiger Bay was interested in if he's running for mayor

Former Mayor Rick Baker came to the Tiger Bay luncheon Wednesday to talk about the Tampa Bay Rowdies' bid to join soccer’s big leagues....


Senate President Joe Negron and Senate Appropriations chairman Jack Latvala are in the midst of final budget negotiations as the legislative session nears its end.

Florida education news: Secrets, contracts, constitution and more

BUDGETS: Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron cut deals on education and other issues in private, after pledging "unprecedented openness." • Many details remain to be seen, the News Service of Florida reports. More from Politico Florida. • Meanwhile, some education observers worry about the fate of Title I funding in a House spending proposal....