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Hillsborough okays tax break for possible Amazon warehouse listen

07/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners adopted an ordinance Wednesday that paves the way for a property tax break if opens a warehouse in Ruskin.

The move would cost the county almost $7 million in property tax revenues over 7 years if the online retail giant chooses Hillsborough. The measure passed with little discussion among board members or the public.

But one resident, Susan Virginia Davis, said she took issue with the county making plans to hand out tax breaks to wealthy c...


Many Florida lawmakers want internet sales tax but some want to divert revenue to tax cuts listen

12/29/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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With the 2012 legislative session just around the corner, state lawmakers are facing some tough decisions. One proposed law would close an internet sales tax loophole. Some politicians want to make sure the tax doesn’t increase revenue for the state.

When a consumer makes a purchase online, the transaction appears to be tax free. What most consumers don’t know, and what internet retailers rarely tell them, is that the consumer is supposed to calculate and ...


Traveling on the Amazon

08/16/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Jan Setzekorn and Sadia Ahmed talked about their travels on the Amazon and about the rights of indigenous peoples in South America.

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