Despite what they say, voters favor local taxes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to new taxes, voters tend to say government should ask for money from somebody else, like the rich. But that doesn't always hold true, especially on the local level.
During last week's elections, voters across the country opted to raise taxes to help their cities, counties and school districts.
"I'm OK with being taxed for making sure we don't go under and people are taken care of," said Elizabeth Boyd, 35, an independent voter in Sacramento. "I think it's really good for us to pay for schools and make sure they're kept open and teachers aren't being laid off for ridiculous reasons."
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com