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Mitch Perry Report for 5.19.16 – The yin and yang of Donald J. Trump

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Let’s talk about somebody I assiduously generally eschew writing about in this space, Donald Trump. (That’s not to make any editorial point at all. It’s just that there’s so much going on in news and politics right now, and you can get your Trump fill a thousand other places on the internet). On Tuesday, Trump told Reuters that he’s willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program, which, as the Reuters…

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Hillsborough County Commission to vote on putting half-cent tax for 15 years on ballot on June 9

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Less than a month after the issue of a transportation tax seemed off the board for 2016, the Hillsborough County Commission will take a second vote on whether to put a sales tax referendum on the ballot next month. The new vote will take place after a public hearing on June 9. On April 27, a four-hour public hearing that would place the Go Hillsborough half-cent tax referendum on the ballot went down to defeat when Commissioner Victor Crist cast the…

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Pinellas commissioner says he’s frustrated with Hillsborough for voting no on Go Hillsborough

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Solving Pinellas’ transportation issues will take a collaborative, regional effort, Pinellas County commissioners told a Seminole crowd Tuesday. That’s why the failure of the Hillsborough commission to put a half-cent transportation tax on this November’s ballot was so disappointing to at least one Pinellas commissioner. “I’m a little frustrated with our friends in Hillsborough,” Commissioner John Morroni said. “Not to give the people a chance to vote on it was really bad in my opinion.” Morroni’s comments were made during a “community conversation” the…

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Ed Narain gets no love for advocating that Florida cities should be able to hold their own tax referendums

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A couple of years after Hillsborough County voters overwhelmingly rejected a sales tax referendum on transportation, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn talked about getting Tallahassee lawmakers to back a measure that would allow big cities like Tampa the ability to place their own tax referendums on the ballot. It received little support from the local delegation, and was never even proposed as a bill. Flash forward to Tuesday’s luncheon hosted by the Tampa Bay Partnership, where state Representative Ed Narain expressed a similar desire,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 5.3.16 – Only six more months of hearing about Hillary vs.The Donald – every day

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Well today’s the Indiana primary, and aren’t you all excited about that? I didn’t think so. A CNN/ORC poll released  yesterday shows that more than eight of ten Americans believe Hillary Clinton will challenge Donald Trump for president in November. That was taken before Indiana votes today, or Nebraska next week, or California and New Jersey next month. But it’s still more fun to talk about a contested convention than start talking everyday about a Hillary vs. Donald confrontation, since that’s still…

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Mike Merrill again questions taking general revenue funds from Hillsborough County budget for transportation

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Count Les Miller out in joining some of his colleagues on the Hillsborough County who have talked about cutting the budget from some of  the constitutional offices in Hillsborough in order to find more funding for transportation. “Where are you going to take the money from?” the County Commission Chairman asked rhetorically on Monday before HART’s monthly board meeting, after he was asked what he thought of the proposals floated by two of his colleagues – Sandy Murman and Victor Crist – in recent…

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Sandy Murman has no regrets in helping to kill off Go Hillsborough

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Thirty-six hours after she joined three other county commissioners in rejecting the half-cent transportation tax on the November ballot known as Go Hillsborough, Sandy Murman says she has no regrets, but says she might have voted for a tax for a shorter duration than the 30-year, $117 million plan that was presented on Wednesday. “I have to be honest with you,” she told SPB upon arriving at the Jan Platt Library in South Tampa on Friday morning to meet with constituents. “I was…

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