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Wheels Come Off Hillsborough Transit Planning

May 16, 2019 - 7:00am

Hillsborough County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization has concocted an impractical transit scheme that involves tearing down 10 miles of Interstate-275 in favor of a boulevard concept, a plan ranked last by a survey of Tampa Bay citizens. 

The unfathomable concept attempts to shoehorn a cumbersome light rail system onto an already congested area of Tampa and replace a roadway that is part of the U.S. interstate highway system.

Tampa-South Pasco Stuck with the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

April 13, 2019 - 7:30am
A bridge to nowhere, complete with trolls. Cartoonist: Gabriel Campanario

The term “bridge to nowhere” conjures up many different images from short-sighted government planning to outright corruption.

The term spans the entire spectrum of negative perception about government performance. We all know that bridges are built to connect two areas divided by some type of geographic barrier. If one or both sides are not connected, then the term "a bridge to nowhere" has been used throughout the world to designate such a structure. 

Jeff Vinik Tax Just Doesn’t Add Up

September 5, 2018 - 6:00am

The 1 percent Jeff Vinik-inspired sales tax increase propaganda machine is up and running. The misinformation campaign has started. 

Special Interests vs. The People: Hillsborough Tax War Has Officially Begun

August 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Fat cat Jeff Vinik

Jeff Vinik, the former Boston-based hedge fund manager who reinvented himself in Tampa, and his cronies have bought their way onto the November ballot by spending more than a half million dollars.

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