NEWS: California braces for flood of tax measures

Numerous tax increase proposals are expected to appear on California’s November ballot, and counties in the San Francisco Bay Area may especially be impacted, reports the Daily Democrat.  Among tax proposals directed at Bay Area counties are four potential sales tax increases, a $3 billion bond proposal by the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), and a $25 million a year parcel tax for flood protection.  Critics contend local officials’ failure to adequately address accumulating pension debt is a driving factor behind the tax proposals.

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