Ask a port director along the East Coast what he needs most and the answer comes fast: More money for dredging and operations. The Port of Tampa, however, has no such worries. “You’ll probably get less from me than another port director, in the sense that the Port of Tampa actually does not have as many problems as a lot of other ports, that’s the good news,” said Port Director Richard Wainio. One of the big reasons: Rep. Bill Young, who’s represented a region across the bay from the port since 1971 and helped it secure funds in his job on the Appropriations Committee.
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