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Voters approve sales tax measures in San Jacinto, Lake Elsinore, keep existing tax increase in Menifee


Last updated 11/4/2020 at 10:41am

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Backers of two ballot measures increasing sales taxes in local cities celebrating victories today in their respective cities, and one measure aimed at repealing a sales tax increase has failed.

In Menifee, voters rejected Measure M. The proposal would have repealed Measure DD, which resulted in a 1% sales tax on all transactions within the city to support public safety.

DD was approved in 2016, and it led to the overall sales tax rate going from 7.75% to 8.75%. A group of residents initiated a petition drive to undo the tax increase, but supporters of the tax said eliminat...

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