Pierce Transit's proposed tax hike is still too close to call following the Pierce County Auditor's latest election numbers Wednesday afternoon.
The results show Pierce County voters rejecting the measure by a razor-thin margin. Out of the 136,459 ballots counted, 68,597 were against the measure, while 67,862 approved.
That's a difference of 735 votes, or about half a percentage point.
The Auditor's Office reports a little more than 53 percent of the ballots in Tuesday's election have been counted.
To make up for lost revenue, the Lakewood agency is proposing a sales tax increase of three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) sales tax, or 3 cents on every $10 purchase, to maintain local bus service.
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