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TAMPA TAX BOOSTERS REMAINING LOW KEY OVER UPCOMING VOTE

     Despite a September 3 vote, backers of a Hillsborough County
half-cent sales tax increase to help fund a new Bucs stadium do
not seem to be "working up much of a sweat," according to the
TAMPA TRIBUNE.  Community Investment Tax committee members have
only recently opened a campaign HQs  and, while they "might have
a strategy," they "hedged" when asked what it is.  Boosters have
said they intend to "rely heavily" on direct mail appeals to
voters instead of large rallies (Henderson & Koehn, TAMPA
TRIBUNE, 8/7).
     ONE VOTE YES:  It "appears likely" the Greater Plant City
Chamber of Commerce will announce its support for the sales tax
increase.  If the tax hike is approved, the Plant City government
expects its share over 30 years to be close to $40M (TAMPA
TRIBUNE, 8/5).
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