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Hillsborough County

September 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The legal challenges to a one-cent sales tax approved by Hillsborough County voters in 2018 continue.
Tampa Bay Times
July 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
The "All for Transportation" sales tax in Hillsborough County, Florida, survived a revolt and legal challenge from conservative county commissioners, despite earning 57 percent of the public vote.
Tampa Bay Times
December 3, 2018, 9am PST
Transportation advocates have been patiently waiting since Nov. 6 for the results of a half-cent, 30-year county sales tax measure, 50 percent of which would benefit Samtrans bus and Caltrain needs and 5% bike/ped. It needs 66.67% of votes to pass.
Curbed SF
October 30, 2018, 6am PDT
Yvette Lewis, who heads the Hillsborough NAACP, says the tax would not do enough to help those outside the city center.
Tampa Bay Times
May 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
Some local officials in unincorporated Hillsborough County, outside of Tampa, Florida, are trying to take local residents up to the consequences of unmitigated sprawl.
Tampa Bay Times
January 28, 2017, 1pm PST
Bus ridership in the Tampa Bay region dropped for the first time after six straight years of growth.
Tampa Bay Times
August 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
Hillsborough County, home to Tampa, has already shifted its "transportation concurrency fees" to encourage compact development and a mix of uses. Nearby Osceola County is following their lead.
Next City
June 17, 2015, 9am PDT
A proposal to include a tax referendum on the November 2016 ballot in Hillsborough County has broad political support.
The Tampa Tribune