Mayor Hahn Proposes Sales Tax Initiative for March Ballot

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Measure A on last week-s ballot failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote County-wide for more law enforcement, but it did get 64% in the city. So Mayor Jim Hahn wants to go back to the voters again in search of a sales tax increase to pay for more cops. The proposed half-cent increase would make LA's sales tax the highest in California, along with Alameda County. As in last week's election, it will need a two-thirds approval. Will that help him win re-election? Are Los Angeles voters ready for new taxes after all? We find out more in our conversation with Mayor Hahn.
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