Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Proposition A Passes Easily; Metro To Get More Sales Tax

Posted By on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 7:32 AM

click to enlarge It's all down hill now.
  • It's all down hill now.

Proposition A, the sales tax hike for public transit in St. Louis, passed yesterday by nearly a 2-1 margin.

The issue before St. Louis County voters yesterday would increase sales tax in the county by a half-cent and trigger a similar quarter-cent hike in the city. Sixty-three percent of county voters (94,294 people) voted in favor of the tax, compared to 37 percent (55,595 people) voting against.

The measure should create $70-$80 million for Metro, which will use the funds to reinstall bus routes and expand MetroLink.

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