Opposition to Orange County’s transportation tax brings back ‘Ax the Tax’

Ax the Tax is back.

Those words might rankle the ranks preparing to promote Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ November ballot proposal for a penny increase in the sales tax for transit and transportation improvements.

For decades the right-wing grassroots organization run by the controversial and now late political operative Doug Guetzloe was a fly in nearly every ointment that Orange County and Orlando leaders prescribed intending to treat the region’s transportation woes. In particular, Ax the Tax was the opposition leader in defeating the county’s last attempt at a transportation tax, in 2003.

Guetzloe died in early 2018 and Ax

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