Thursday, November 21, 2013

Against All Odds, Conservatives Defeat Modesto Tax Measure

Wow!  There is hope!

By Election Day, Mayor Marsh and the public safety unions had raised and spent nearly $220,000 to pass Measure X. When polls closed, the early absentees reflected their strong early push with 52% of ballots in favor. When the poll vote came in though at 41% to 59% it was clear they were in trouble. In the end, the Measure failed 49% to 51%, a stunning result considering the David and Goliath proportions of the campaigns.

So, in an election that saw a tidal wave of taxes and bond measures passing across the state, the scrappy Stanislaus Taxpayers Association stands alone. True grit I guess.

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