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Florida Matters: Greenlight Pinellas

This November, voters will decide the fate of Greenlight Pinellas, which includes a one-cent increase in the county’s sales tax in exchange for a long-term plan for light rail and expanded bus service. We will hear from Barb Haselden of No Tax For Tracks and Kyle Parks, communications director for the Yes on Greenlight campaign.

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Barb HaseldenNo Tax For Tracks
Kyle Parks Communications Director, Yes On Greenlight

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