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Sales tax increase to be on Nov. ballot

September 26, 2008 5:38:36 AM PDT
A bill clearing the way for a proposed half-cent sales tax increase in L.A. County has been signed.Governor Schwarzenegger signed the bill on Thursday.

The proposed tax increase would be used to fund MTA projects, and it provides an exemption to the cap on the county sales tax, which is one of the highest in the state at 8.2 percent.

The measure will be on the November ballot and needs a two-thirds vote to be approved.


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