Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A copper coin of the United States, of the value of of a dollar, and weighing 94 grains, current from 1793 to 1857.
“Hamilton County taxpayers are reminded of their generosity to the Bengals each time they pay a half-cent sales tax surcharge that is dedicated to paying for the stadium and its maintenance.”
“Alachua County, FL did that with a half-cent sales tax, as I recall.”
“Measure R is the half-cent County voter approved transportation sales tax that will make possible the critical Wilshire Subway extension, Crenshaw Line, expansion of the Green Line, link between the San Fernando and the Westside, the downtown regional connector and other overdue projects.”
“Measure R is a half-cent sales tax instituted in 2008 that aims to raise $40 billion over the next 30 years for public transportation in Los Angeles.”
“Former Mayor Willie Brown sold a half-cent sales tax hike to voters in 2003 to pay for the 1.7-mile line on the pretext that the subway would ease congestion on Chinatown's crowded buses, but he was more interested in obtaining the political support of Chinatown's power brokers.”
“Discussing the political landscape over which he will wage a campaign to pass a November 2012 initiative to raise $7 billion a year for five years with higher taxes on the wealthy and a half-cent sales tax hike -- which the new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows has real promise of success -- Brown noted that the public is not in a happy mood.”
“In November of 2008 business, labor and environmental organizations of Los Angeles County worked together to sponsor Measure R, a half-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects throughout the county.”
“In Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa earned himself a spot on Rolling Stone's list by getting almost 70 percent of Angelenos who voted in 2008 to vote in favor of Measure-R, which would use a half-cent sales tax to fund $35 billion in transportation projects, including rail and subway.”
“To pay for this, the Senate proposed a half-cent tax on every dollar made above one million dollars.”
“Which means that three Democrats voted with the Republicans on the side of millionaires not having to pay a half-cent tax on the dollars they make over their first million, each year -- and against the side of teachers, firefighters, and police.”
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