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Florida House Trying to Prevent Voter-Approved Transportation Tax
"The Florida House of Representatives is joining the fight over the future of Hillsborough’s transportation tax," reports Caitlin Johnston.
"House General Counsel Adam Tanenbaum asked the [Florida Supreme Court] to reverse a lower court ruling and eliminate the tax, along with the charter amendment that authorized it," according to Johnston.
The challengers contend that the law, as it read on the ballot, misled some voters about where tax money would be spent. The one-cent tax is expected to raise $276 million, about half of which will be spent on public transit.
Angie Schmitt also provides commentary on the Florida House's actions.