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June 29, 2018

Google's hometown weighs ‘head tax'

  • The tax could generate about $6 million a year for Mountain View, California, with $3.3 million coming from Google alone.
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Voters in Google's Silicon Valley hometown will decide whether the search engine leader and other tech companies should help pay for the traffic congestion and other headaches resulting from mushrooming workforces.

    The City Council in Mountain View, California, voted Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot asking residents to authorize taxing businesses between $9 and $149 per employee, The Mercury News in San Jose, California, reports.

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