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Transit Sales Tax Bill Passes Senate

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For those of you following AB 2321, a state assembly bill that would allow Metro to put a proposed half-cent sales tax increase on November's ballot (they say it could raise $30-40 billion dollars over 30 years), it passed out of the state senate this afternoon, according to Steve Hymon at the Bottleneck Blog.

That means there are three more steps to go for a large increase for public transit funding in Los Angeles: 1) State Assembly must re-approve the bill, 2) Gov. Schwarzenegger must sign it (two problems may hinder this effort) and 3) then it's in the hands of LA County voters.