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L.A. property owners to see tax hike

August 13, 2008 6:25:25 AM PDT
A property tax hike is on the way to help pay for L.A. County's trauma centers.The Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 on Tuesday in favor of an increase in Measure B taxes. Measure B was approved in 2002 to raise money for the county's healthcare network.

The average homeowner with 1500 square feet of property will pay an additional $55 per year.

The tax increase is expected to bring in an additional $45 million annually, but some county leaders say more needs to be done to address the ballooning deficit in the health services department.


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