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Silicon Valley voters won’t see anti-tax measure on November ballot

The California Supreme Court has blocked an anti-tax ballot measure that faced fierce opposition from local officials, unions and activists in Santa Clara County. The panel’s unanimous decision on Thursday orders Secretary of State Shirley Weber not to place the measure on the November ballot, which if approved would have brought all statewide tax increases before voters and raised the voter approval threshold for local tax initiatives seeking to raise revenue for government services. It would have also reclassified fees for public services and programs as taxes, requiring voter approval for things such as library fines. “Such changes would substantially…

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