C. T. Bowen, Tampa Bay Times

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Recent articles by C.:

Hillsborough bans retail sales of rabbits

Animal advocates lobbied commissioners for the ordinance for more than a year. → Read More

Tampa, Hillsborough receive $39.7 million in US aid to make roads safer

Hillsborough had 219 traffic fatalities in 2022. → Read More

Hillsborough to sue over $2.4 million CareerSource debt

The repayment to the federal government followed an audit and Times investigation of agency misspending. → Read More

Replacing I-275 with boulevard in Tampa killed by transportation panel

The long-discussed idea of tearing down the highway won’t be studied. → Read More

Hillsborough trims transportation plan; $66M for trails is a likely cut

Commissioners will finalize plans for allocating proceeds from the voided sales tax on Feb. 15. → Read More

Tampa Bay Water settles pipeline route to south Hillsborough

The 26-mile pipeline carries an estimated cost of $417 million. → Read More

Tampa Bay transit agency ends its run

The regional authority votes to dissolve, 16 years after its creation by the state Legislature. → Read More

Tampa Bay transit authority approaches its final run

The state-created planning board and legislators will consider dismantling the agency formed in 2007. → Read More

Hillsborough workers lament continued paycheck troubles

A switch to a new payroll system left some county employees shortchanged in their paychecks. → Read More

US approves Little Manatee River study

A federal study is needed before river gets “scenic” status and environmental safeguards. → Read More

Tampa, Hillsborough await Rays’ stadium pitch

Tampa Bay Rays reveal stadium renderings the same day developer Darryl Shaw buys Ybor property. → Read More

Hillsborough puts off decision on whether to extend the widening of I-275

Transportation panel to consider axing long-range plan for new lanes to Bearss Avenue. → Read More

Hillsborough debris tally from Ian: 630,000 cubic yards, $15 million

The amount of tree limbs and debris exceeded initial projections by nearly 60% → Read More

Hillsborough tourism effort seeks $5.5 million boost

Tourist tax collections for the year grew 56% over 2021. → Read More

Hillsborough drops appeal to tax referendum suit

Meanwhile, the fate of $562 million from 2018 sales tax remains in limbo. → Read More

Tampa’s ex-police chief still gets nearly $80,000-a-year pension

The benefit stems from her earlier two-decade tenure with the police department. → Read More

Hillsborough could flip on honor for ex-county prosecutor

Commission will consider recognizing Michael Sinacore, now an assistant U.S. attorney. → Read More

Hillsborough taps Ken Hagan to lead commission

Six commissioners take their oaths of office, giving Republicans a new 4-3 majority. → Read More

Hillsborough adds 487 acres to south county preserve for $11.4 million

The cattle ranch links 12,000 acres of existing state and county preserves along the Little Manatee River. → Read More

Tampa taps new convention center director

New chief takes helm as center undergoes $38 million renovation. → Read More