Statements from Hillsborough County

Common Core means "there are over 300 data elements the government is going to be collecting about your children and about you."

The property appraiser's budget "is $1 million less today than when I took office 16 years ago."

Says Jim Frishe wanted to "tax us for doing our taxes" through an accountant.

Says Jeff Brandes voted to allow state-run Citizens Property Insurance to dump policies onto "out-of-state, unregulated private companies."

Hillsborough's Public Transportation Commission has "a rule that says cabbies have to wear socks. I mean, please. Come on."

Rick Scott "has said that he would do away with the Department of Community Affairs."  

"The Taliban has been there for years and years, I mean, hundreds of thousands of years."

The sales tax increase, if approved, will cost taxpayers "up to $300 million per year, in perpetuity, to finance a rail system for the City of Tampa."

Property taxes "are now 18% higher than when (Mark Sharpe) first took office." 

"Mark Sharpe has lowered property taxes by 17 percent."

"Police officers in this state have that right," to check the immigration status of people they arrest.

"Florida is now the No. 1 state in the country for automobile accident fraud."

"You know, when this thing first hit, I signed a declaration of emergency for the six counties that were directly affected, impacted in the Panhandle, then I extended that not long thereafter down into Sarasota County."

The Tampa Bay Rays' "prices have been judged the most affordable in all of professional sports."

If voters agree in November to approve a one-cent sales tax increase, that will give "Hillsborough County the highest sales tax of all Florida counties."

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