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Voters turning down $60 Metro, roads tab fee, tax measure

  • Today at 11:27AM

King County's Prop. 1, which would have upped sales taxes by a tenth of a percent, and also upped car tab fees by $60, is not doing so hot following yesterday's election. The money would have been split, 60/40, between Metro Transit buses and road maintenance for the county and local cities

Renton Reporter

Prop. 1 appears headed for defeat

  • Today at 10:58AM

Should the proposition continue to fail, steep cuts are ahead for Metro transit, including to routes in Renton, though our city fares better than others.

Kirkland Reporter

Lake Washington School District bond, King County transportation tax failing | Update

  • Today at 9:27AM

Tuesday night’s first returns from the King County special election indicate the Lake Washington School District $404 million bond is well below the 60 percent yes vote needed to pass. The bond also needs a minimum turnout of 18,503 votes, which it has received.

South Whidbey Record

Parks district gets its levy bump

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 9:04PM

Voters soundly approved the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District's ballot request to continue its maintenance and operation levy on Tuesday night. Results came in showing 65.27 percent - 3,016 ballots - of South Whidbey voters said "yes" to the measure, which would will also increase the existing rate by 3 cents. Beginning in Jan. 1, 2015, the new rate will be 18 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. It's expected to generate an estimated $118,000 of additional revenue for district's coffers.

Redmond Reporter

Lake Washington School District bond initial results: 50.88 approval percentage

  • Apr 22, 2014 at 8:50PM

According to the King County Elections website at 8:15 p.m. tonight, the first round of results show that the Lake Washington School District Proposition No. 1 bond's approval percentage is 50.88 with a 49.12 rejection percentage.

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