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The Nation

Phoenix voters rejected a proposal to increase the sales tax half a penny to finance an $8.4-billion expansion of the area’s mass transit system. With ballots from 923 of 1,093 precincts counted, the tax increase had 114,618 votes, or 38.5%, to 182,833 votes, or 61.5%, against. “Obviously this train is not leaving the station,” said Mayor Terry Goddard. The measure would have raised the sales tax in most of Maricopa County to 7%.


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