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This Week on Florida Matters
For a special "newsmakers" edition of Florida Matters, we took some of your questions with us when we sat down with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman at City Hall to talk about the mayor's first 100 days in office. We talk with the mayor about the Tampa Bay Rays, plans for replacing the Pier and the search for a new police chief.
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