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Hillsborough County Young Democrats say transportation plan should include more transit

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Nobody knows for certain if Hillsborough County residents will get to vote on a proposed half-cent sales tax for transportation this fall, but one interest group says the proposal needs a greater emphasis on mass transit before it goes to voters. “The Hillsborough County Young Democrats are calling on our County Commission to create a plan for a real mass transit future,” HCYD President Maya Brown (pictured above) said at a press conference on Tuesday in front of a streetcar…

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#2 on list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians — Bob Buckhorn

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Upon taking office, the mayor of Tampa automatically became the area’s most visible leader, which hasn’t been a problem for Bob Buckhorn to embrace. After losing a bid for County Commission in 2004, this longtime public servant/political animal’s time in the spotlight was on life support when he announced in 2010 that he would run to succeed Pam Iorio to lead City Hall. A decided underdog, he barely made it out of the primary election four years ago (topping Dick…

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