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New legislation signed by Gov. Scott could help Hillsborough County with a transit tax in 2016

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Members involved with two important local agencies got huge news this week. Among the more than three dozen bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law on Thursday included a child welfare bill that removes both the Hillsborough County Children’s Board and the Pinellas County Juvenile Welfare Board from having to go before local voters next year in a referendum to essentially fight for their continued existence. Both agencies are currently funded by property taxes, but those taxes aren’t subject to the whims…

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