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November 5th, 2008
THE DIG
Infrastructure on the Ballot: In L.A. County, a Tax Increase to Fund Transit

Los Angeles County voters approved (67 percent – Yes; 33 percent – No) a half-cent sales-tax increase, expected to raise as much as $40 billion, for area infrastructure projects.

Measure R, which barely passed the two-thirds threshold needed for approval, could fund the city’s “Subway to the Sea.” However, the money to begin the subterranean route – probably along the Wilshire corridor – will not be available until sometime between 2013 and 2015.

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