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AFP-FL Launches Campaign Against $280 Million Sales Tax Hike

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AFP-FL Launches Campaign Against $280 Million Sales Tax Hike

09.04.18 09:05 AM

Grassroots group urges Hillsborough County residents to reject sales tax increase Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity-Florida, the state’s leading grassroots organization for economic freedom, today launched a campaign urging Hillsborough County voters to reject a ballot initiative that would impose a $280 million sales tax hike to fund transportation projects. A similar sales tax hike was struck down in 2010, with 58 percent of Tampa residents voting against the tax hike, and a 2016 attempt to place the issue on the ballot also failed. The campaign includes a digital tool that directs Hillsborough County residents to sign a petition vowing to vote “No” to the sales tax hike. AFP-FL State Director, Chris Hudson released the following statement: “After repeated failures, tax and spend advocates are once again asking for a tax hike to pay for transportation projects. With very few details on how the money will be spent, taxpayers are essentially being asked to hand over a $280 million blank check. Instead of taking more money from families, tax proponents should ask why $90 million in taxpayer money is being spent on upgrades to the Buccaneers and Lightning arenas instead of transportation projects. “Our state’s tax-friendly environment has spurred […]

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