Mountain View voters approve Measure P, 'head tax' on Google, other businesses

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Mountain View voters have approved an employee "head tax" on Google and other businesses. (KGO-TV)

Mountain View voters have approved an employee "head tax" on Google and other businesses.

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The measure asked residents to authorize taxing businesses up to $149 per employee, depending on their size.

The tax could generate upwards of $6 million a year, with a little more than half coming from Google alone.

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Most of the money would pay for transit projects.

The head tax is scheduled to phase in over two years, starting in 2020.
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