Stockton’s Tax Hike Passes

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In a 52.52% to 47.48% vote, Stockton’s Measure A has passed. The measure raises the city’s sales tax rate up to 9%, bringing in an estimated $28 million for the city as it struggles to come out of bankruptcy.

Measure B, which will put 65% of the money raised by Measure A into public safety, also passed, winning by a 59.67% to 40.33% vote.

Turnout for the election was low, with only 21.06% of registered voters in the city casting a ballot. All precincts have reported in their numbers.

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