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California voters approved nearly three-fourths of the 240 tax and bond measures placed on their ballots by school districts and local governments, according to a compilation by Michael Coleman, an adviser to the League of California Cities.

Coleman said 85 of 106 school bond issues and 52 of 66 tax increases were approved by local voters, including a number of add-on sales taxes sponsored by city governments. Only three of those proposed sales tax measures were rejected and those approved ranged from a quarter-cent (the same as Proposition 30, a statewide ballot measure) to as much as a full cent.

Other approved tax measures included utility and hotel taxes, business license fees and, in some school districts and local governments, parcel taxes.


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