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Topic: King County Metro Transit

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October 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Muni League recommends “no” vote on Seattle bus funds

The Municipal League of King County suggests a “no” vote on Seattle’s Proposition 1, which would raise sales taxes and car-tab fees to pay for more city bus service. The measure amounts to “something close to a blank check,” the League says.  Its statement criticized the shifting nature of the campaign — first to save…

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April 23, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Proposition 1 defeat still clear, despite tiny gain in votes today

New ballot counts Wednesday afternoon show tiny percentage gains and an insurmountable deficit for Proposition 1, the King County measure to increase sales tax and car-tab fee, to fund buses and roads. Proposition 1 now has 187,324 yes votes, 0r 45.49 percent; the no side has 224,441 votes, or 54.51 percent. That compares to 44.72 percent approval in…

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