Transit authority wants new sales tax on ballot

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted June 23 to place a new half-cent sales tax measure on the November ballot in Los Angeles County.
If approved by a two-thirds major i ty of voters, the tax would raise the countywide levy to 9.5 percent, one of the highest in the nation. The rate will be higher in cities that already have their own sales tax. The bond and the tax that pays for it, called Measure R2, would generate more than $860 million per year for L.A. County street r...

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