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July 29, 2020

Sales tax for bus service on ballot

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters will be asked to approve a sales tax increase to pay for bus service, as the coronavirus pandemic forces transit budget cutbacks.

The Seattle City Council Monday voted to send a measure to the November ballot for a .15% sales tax to renew a city tax known as the Seattle Transportation Benefit District. If passed by voters, it would replace an existing .1% sales tax and $60 car-tab fee, meaning taxpayers would see car tab costs decrease and sales taxes increase next year.

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