L.A. To Vote On Sales Tax Hike For Law Enforcement

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will let voters decide whether to increase the county's sales tax by one-half percent to fund law enforcement, reports the Whittier Daily News. Local police chiefs applaud the move. If approved Nov. 2, the measure would generate $560 million per year, beginning in the 2005-06 fiscal year. The initiative would increase the sales tax from 8.25 to 8.75 percent -- the highest it can go by law. The money would be divided among the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, using a formula that takes into account the . . .

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