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Election Date:
April 27, 2010

Bellingham, WA

Type: Sales Tax

Outcome: Loss

Results: Failed, 49.1%-50.9%

A sales tax increase has been placed on the April ballot for the Whatcom Transportation Authority. Under state law, the transit authority can ask voters for up to an additional three-tenths of 1 percent of local sales tax. The agency, which is running deficits and facing big service cuts and layoffs as sales tax revenues falter, currently collects six-tenths of 1 percent. Roughly 90 percent of WTA's income is from the tax, with fares providing most of the rest.

2017 Results
12
States
17 Measures

Win: 15
Loss:  2

Success Rate: 88%

2016 Results
23 States
77 Measures

Win: 55
Loss: 22

 

Success Rate: 71%

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2015 Results
10 States
34 Measures

Win: 23
Loss: 11

Success Rate: 68%

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2014 Results YTD
18 States
61 Measures

Win: 42
Loss: 19

Success Rate: 69%

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2013 Results
8 States
15 Measures

Win: 11
Loss: 4

Success Rate: 73%