Hillsborough County commissioners have narrowly said no to putting a question on the November ballot asking voters if they are willing to pay a half cent more in sales tax to fund much-needed transportation projects.
That after a recent poll showed two thirds of voters would go along with the plan to relieve growing traffic congestion in the county.
Supporters touted the tax hike as a way to repave roads, build new roads, and expand bus service.
But opponents were wary that some of the money would go to a controversial light rail line.
Commissioners meet in a few weeks to decide what’s next.