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Santa Barbara County Supervisors Drop Efforts To Put New Oil Tax Proposal Before Voters

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:46am


A proposal to create a new tax on oil production to help financially struggling Santa Barbara County isn’t going to get to voters this June, as many had expected.

The dollar a barrel tax plan appeared to have the narrow majority of support it needed from Santa Barbara County Supervisors to make the ballot.

But, as the measure came up for the key vote yesterday to be placed on the ballot, support crumbled.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the latest on a story we’ve been following for the last few months.

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