‘Vote No on 1% Tax Hike’ prevails in fight against Polk County sales tax increase

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Polk County business-owner Tim Rice, spokesperson of the ‘Vote No on the 1% Tax Hike’ Campaign issued a statement regarding the victory over the 1% Surtax for MyRide/MyRoad Public Roadways, and Bus System ballot initiative.

“Polk County voters have spoken tonight by voting down the ‘My Ride/My Road’ 1 percent tax hike that would have made Polk County have the highest sales tax rate in the state.

“Thanks to business and community leaders rallying together under ‘Vote No on the 1% Tax Hike,’ we were able to save Polk County from taking an additional $36.5 million out of the economy and ensure taxes were not raised on our hardworking families, seniors and small business owners.

“Businesses and residents of Polk County can rest easy tonight knowing they do not have a new sales tax to wake up to.”

The Vote NO on the 1% Tax Hike coalition, made up of local Polk County concerned residents and businesses, was formed to stop the 1% Surtax for MyRide/MyRoad Public Roadways, and Bus System ballot initiative on the November ballot.

More information about Vote No on the 1% Tax Hike Campaign, is at NoTaxNoWay.com, @NoTaxNoWay and FB.com/NoTaxNoWay.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.