Citizens’ input helps ID Hillsborough transportation needs

“Putting a sales tax increase on the November 2016 ballot is a highly political choice. Though voters will make the final decision, the county commission’s five Republicans will face fierce headwinds from the more conservative members of their own party. Even Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who strongly supports a referendum next year, said the vote would probably fail if held today. Too many county residents have yet to fully recover from the great recession, Buckhorn said, and are not ready for higher taxes.” See More . . .

By: By Mike Salinero | Tribune Staff, Yvette C. Hammett | Tribune Staff

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