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Tag: Pierce Transit Proposition 1


Pierce Transit measure fails by 704 votes

A measure that would have increased funding for Pierce Transit failed by 704 votes, according to final election results released today.

Proposition 1 would have raised sales tax within the agency’s boundaries by three-tenths of one percent.

Without the funding, Pierce Transit will cut bus service after 7 p.m. and on weekends, officials have said. Disability service will also be reduced. Cuts will have to be completed by spring of 2014. The board that oversees the agency will set a timeline for implementing the changes, which will include time to seek public comment.

Proposition 1 was rejected 100,943 votes to

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Proposition 1, the Pierce Transit funding measure, still trails with 90 percent of the vote now counted

Proposition 1 – the Pierce Transit funding measure – gained 92 votes after Saturday’s ballot tallies, but it’s still failing.

As of the latest counts, the measure is being rejected 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent with 90 percent of the vote counted.

More results are expected to be posted Sunday and Monday at 5 p.m., the Pierce County Auditor’s Office reported on Saturday.

In all, “rejected” votes on the ballot measure are beating “approved” votes by 823.

The 0.4 percent difference does not ensure a recount. Ballot measures are not subject to the automatic recount rules that apply to elected

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