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Richmond voters reject sales tax increase

Article by Hannah Dreier, Contra Costa Times. Posted: 06/07/2011 09:16:11 PM PDT
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RICHMOND — Richmond voters handed Measure D a resounding defeat Tuesday, making it clear they are not willing to pay more taxes to restore services for children and poor people.

With all precincts reporting, the proposed sales tax increase was rejected by 57 percent of voters.

Measure D would have raised about $5.5 million in new revenue annually by increasing Richmond’s sales tax from 9.75 percent to 10.25 percent. It would have given Richmond the highest sales tax rate in the East Bay, along with El Cerrito and Union City. Read more.

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