Tag: Brian Willis

Janelle Irwin TaylorJanuary 4, 2019

In the fight to maintain Hillsborough County’s recently enacted one-percent transportation sales tax, the All For Transportation campaign won its first legal battle. A Hillsborough County Circuit judge ruled Friday the group could defend the tax in a lawsuit seeking to overturn it. Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy White sued the county, the three cities within […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorDecember 4, 2018

Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy White has filed a lawsuit against Hillsborough County, all three cities within the county, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority and several county constitutional offices – all of which will receive a portion of the revenue created by the new one percent transportation and transit sales surtax taking effect next month. […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 11, 2018

More than 700,000 people are expected to move to Hillsborough County by 2045, according to the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s estimates. That’s a 52 percent increase to the county’s current 1.35 million population. An increase in residents means an increase in traffic. The campaign backing Hillsborough County Referendum No. 2 on the November 6 […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 3, 2018

The three most dangerous intersections in Hillsborough County are clustered into a potentially deadly three-mile radius. Waters Avenue W. at Sheldon Road had 107 crashes spanning a little more than a year, data from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office shows. More than 200 accidents occurred on Waters Avenue at the intersections of Anderson Road and […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorSeptember 28, 2018

Visit Tampa Bay joined the list of groups endorsing the All for Transportation campaign raising sales tax one percent to fund transportation and transit improvements, the campaign announced Friday. The board voted unanimously to back the measure. “Efficient and effective transportation plays a vital role in the success of tourism here in Hillsborough County,” said […]

Tom JacksonNovember 29, 2016

A ritualistic subplot of virtually every election organizes around announcements by those who threaten to leave the country if the vote doesn’t go their way. They shouldn’t be taken seriously. Interestingly, politicians with far more at stake than your garden-variety celebrity almost never declare their intention to abandon the nation for distant parts. The phenomenon […]


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