Answering Questions about Hillsborough School Tax- Tampa Bay Times
The Hillsborough County school tax on the Nov. 6 ballot is a smart, necessary investment in the nation’s eighth-largest school system. The 10-year, half-penny sales tax would create stronger, safer schools and a healthier learning environment for more than 215,000 children. Yet wavering voters are struggling with reasonable questions.
Why should voters without children in the school system pay more? Why should local taxpayers get state lawmakers off the hook for repairs that should be funded from Tallahassee? Can the school system be trusted? These are relevant concerns influencing the decision for many voters. Here are some answers.