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Milwaukee Council President Hines, others lobby for transit sales tax

Milwaukee Council President Hines, others lobby for transit sales tax

By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines Jr. joined business and labor leaders Tuesday in urging state lawmakers to approve legislation expanding the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority and authorizing a 0.5% Milwaukee County sales tax for transit.

“The current financing strategy is obsolete and can no longer sustain our system,” Hines said of property tax support for the Milwaukee County Transit System. “Our transit system is desperately in need of help.”

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