Tax hike on Santa Clara County ballot

August 7, 2012 5:28:40 PM PDT
Santa Clara County voters will decide in November whether to approve a tax hike to pay for basic services.

On Tuesday the county Board of Supervisors approved a ballot measure raising the sales tax by one-eighth of a cent to 8.5 percent.

If approved it would add about $46 million a year to the county budget over the next 10 years.