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Municipal Election Coverage 2013
This week’s off-year election was a successful one for local tax and bond measures in California.
In Stockton, voters have approved Measure A, which will raise the local sales tax to pay for more police on the street and other city services.
Modesto's measure X is trailing by fewer than 300 votes.
Tuesday’s elections in Stockton, Modesto and Vallejo were very poorly attended. Stockton was estimating turnout to be less than 30 percent going into election day. But does low voter turnout change election results?
Voters in Stockton are deciding today if they want to raise the sales tax to pay for more police officers and other city services.
A measure on the ballot for a Tuesday election in Stockton proposes a sales tax increase of three-quarters of a cent. Proponents say the new money will help hire more police... but critics aren't sure.
When Modesto voters go the polls in November, they will see "Measure X." It will ask for a one-cent sales tax increase.
People who live in Stockton will get to vote on a three-quarter-cent sales tax increase this November. Supporters say the money would improve public safety.
Stockton city council members could take their first step towards a potential three-quarter of a percent sales tax increase at their meeting Tuesday night.