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November Ballot Could Carry Sales Tax Increase

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LA County's sales tax is already one of the highest in the state, but in the name of fixing this traffic and transportation problem (in which money seems to be the cure, according to some), Los Angeles based state assemblyman Mike Feuer has gotten his legislation, AB 2321, passed. It allows the Metro Board to place a proposal on November's ballot asking voters to raise the sales tax by a half-cent. "That would take the sales tax rate from 8.25% to 8.75%, translating to an extra 50 cents in taxes for every $100 you spend on goods and services," explains Steve Hymon at the LA Times' Bottleneck Blog.

At their June 26 meeting, the Metro Board of Directors will decide on this action. Residents can voice their support or concerns to Metro via their Imagine blog or e-mail.

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