St. Louis County Backs Public Transit Tax Hike

Residents of St. Louis County showed their support for the local public transit system this week, voting 63-37 percent in favor of a 1/2-cent sales tax increase.

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The increased revenues were needed to ward off major cuts for Metro, the local transit authority. County residents had rejected a similar initiative in 2008, according to the St. Louis American.

A broad coalition came out in support of this measure, including corporate leaders, university chancellors and black clergy.

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