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Special Report: Florida Legislature

The 2017 Florida Legislature is scheduled through May 5. This special report will allow you to follow all of the action in Tallahassee through the efforts of our Times/Herald reporters and editors. ...

It's not just that Hillsborough County's haul of state dollars has been dwarfed by other similar-sized counties over the past three years. It's that state lawmakers aren't working to close that gap, either. Lawmakers from HIllsborough have requested only $1.9 million in transportation projects next year, a tiny fraction of the $700 million in statewide requests for transportation money. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]

Tampa Bay's legislators aren't asking for state transportation money; a fractured approach doesn't help

TALLAHASSEE — Tampa Bay leaders aren't shy about proclaiming the need for more transportation dollars. There's $1.2 billion of unfunded road projects in Pinellas County. That number climbs to more than $4 billion in Hillsborough. Cash-starved transit agencies in both counties spend less per resident than counterpar …