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May 14, 2014

Murray proposes tax and fee hikes for transit

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray wants voters to approve both tax and fee increases to pay to keep buses running in the city and to and from the suburbs.

Murray on Tuesday announced a proposed $60 car registration fee increase and a 0.1 percent sales tax increase to buy bus service back from King County Metro. Metro has said bus service will be cut this fall because the state Legislature did not find more money for transit and King County voters defeated a tax increase.


 
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