Statements from Pinellas County

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."

"The downsizing of Pinellas County government resulted in about 1,200 people being laid off in a 12 percent unemployment market. … I can tell you that every one of them was hired from the time that Ms. Latvala went into office in 2000."

"One of the other inaccuracies ... is that we have raised taxes multiple times and run up the budget. Absolutely not true. One tax increase since I’ve been in office. It was a quarter mill tax in the unincorporated area only."

Tarpon Springs takes its homeless to St. Petersburg.

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

"Bill Young uses his campaign money for, among other things, a luxury car."

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