Businesses and Jobs
Smart economic development creates jobs. Within District 60 there are hundreds of businesses and tens of thousands of jobs dependent upon those businesses. We must continue to make Florida a low cost state to do business in. That means building a globally competitive regulatory environment where businesses aren't hampered by the reach of state government. We need to continue to keep taxes low in Florida and eliminate taxes that make us less competitive than other states and countries.
As a professional engineer and transportation advocate, I believe we have to make strategic investments and create partnerships to provide proactive solutions to our transportation issues. I am proud to have passed a ban on texting and driving and will continue to focus on creating a safer and pedestrian/biker friendly community. Additionally, I support alternative forms of transportation, innovation and technology to make our roads more efficient.
Investing in education is key to attracting and retaining a top rate workforce and ensuring our children’s success. As a mother, I want every child to have access to a quality education at all grade levels. Parents should be allowed the option of sending their children to the best schools regardless of location or situation. We need to invest in our schools and teachers while ensuring our children have they latest technology for learning.
Putting Tampa First
In her time in office, Jackie has secured funding for countless initiatives in our community.
$12.4 million for the USF Morsani School of Medicine
$2.5 million for Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority for regional connectivity plans
Over $1 million for Florida-Israel Business Accelerator for this economic engine to bring new businesses to our state
$1 million for crisis stabilization beds for Hillsborough County
$500,000 for the Florida Aquarium and their Coral Green House
$500,000 to the Florida Holocaust Museum
$500,00 for Redefining Refuge, a human trafficking victim treatment center
$350,000 for the Anita Subdivision drainage improvements
$200,000 for Zoo Tampa Panther Habitat
Assessment by the Department of Transportation of the cost of uniform, high visibility marking and signage for school crossing zones