Tag: No Tax for Tracks
On Aug. 4, 2021, in Little Havana, Janelle Perez officially announced her candidacy as a 2022 Democratic opponent to incumbent Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar for Congressional District 27. (Photo by Jesse Scheckner)

Janelle Irwin TaylorDecember 17, 2018
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Monday is the deadline for defendants in the All For Transportation sales tax lawsuit to request that the presiding judge take herself off the case. The question remains: Does Hillsborough Circuit Judge Laurel Lee have too big a conflict of interest to oversee the case in an impartial and unbiased manner? The 1 percent transportation and transit sales […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 6, 2018
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Hillsborough County’s transportation referendum passed Tuesday night, with 57 percent of the vote.  It’s a huge win for transportation and transit activists who have seen initiative after initiative fail locally at the ballot box. “We are humbled by tonight’s results, which confirm that Hillsborough County is ready to invest in a transportation plan that truly […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorNovember 1, 2018
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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Titus O’Neil is backing the Hillsborough County transportation initiative on the November 6 ballot. O’Neil, who is a Hillsborough County resident, released a 1-minute video Thursday urging voters who haven’t already done so to vote yes on the All For Transportation referendum. “This initiative will fund road and transportation improvements […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 27, 2018
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5min277
Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik brought his total contributions from his personal account and business interests to $600,000 for Hillsborough County’s transportation referendum, Supervisor of Elections reports show. Vinik’s Strategic Property Partners, which is behind the $3 billion Water Street Tampa development, contributed $150,000 during the most recent campaign fundraising period of Oct. 13-19. […]

Janelle Irwin TaylorOctober 25, 2018
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The anti-tax, anti-rail group No Tax for Tracks showed up late to the game last week, sending voters mailers condemning Hillsborough County’s transportation initiative as a giant waste of money. Now two images are floating around social media making outlandish accusations about the proposed 1 percent sales tax increase that would fund both – yes, […]

Mitch PerryOctober 10, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Times isn’t the only local organization David Jolly didn’t receive an endorsement from this weekend in his race for re-election to his 13th Congressional District seat against Democrat Charlie Crist.  The South Pinellas 912 Patriots has produced a voters guide for next month’s election, and the group’s list of candidates noticeably omits Jolly — one of only two local Republicans on next month’s ballot […]

Mitch PerryMay 20, 2015
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Tampa public relations firm Tucker/Hall was paid more than $400,000 by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) in 2013 and 2014 to create a public education campaign for the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum. It was soundly defeated at the polls in November. One of the leading players for Tucker/Hall at the time was Tony Collins, the agency’s […]


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