* The Tampa Bay metro area has increased by more than 14 percent over the last decade.
* “Vibrant, downtown Tampa.” Remember when that was an oxymoron?
* “Now there’s no top leadership in the Legislature out of Tampa Bay.”–Former state Senate President Tom Lee of Brandon.
* Nearly 200 firearms were stolen from unlocked vehicles in 2022. There’s carelessness—leaving your car unlocked—and then there’s societal enabling of violent street crimes.