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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Metro Planning to Once Again Ask Voters for a Tax Increase

Posted By on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 1:58 PM

click to enlarge 'Cause you can't keep MetroLink down.
  • 'Cause you can't keep MetroLink down.
That's the news from the Washington University Student Life newspaper.

In an article today the paper reports that Wash. U. has already forked over $25,000 to support a tax measure that could go before voters as soon as this April. Philanthropist Sam Fox has given another $10,000, according to the Student Life.

In November 2008 voters in St. Louis County narrowly defeated Proposition M that would have boosted the sales tax by half a percent to pay for future MetroLink expansion and other costs. Months after the initiative failed, Metro was forced to severely cut back its service owing to budget shortfalls.

Student Life reports today that Metro boosters want the tax hike on this coming April's ballot because some of the temporary funds that have restored transit services expire in May.

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