Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bellingham Herald , "Whatcom County voters narrowly rejecting WTA tax increase"

The Bellingham Herald had a preliminary story on last night's WTA returns. The full story is here.

"Obviously it's close, but I'm obviously pleased that the majority of folks are going to defeat this, I think," said Brett Bonner, campaign manager for People for Progressive Transportation, the group opposing the measure. "The later vote, it tends to lean conservative, traditionally. But at this point no one knows for sure."

Jason Heck, spokesman for the group urging passage of the measure, Transit Works, said they'll just have to see what further counts show.

"We looked at the numbers going in and knew that it was going to be pretty close," he said. "I guess we'll just see where it goes from here."

No new numbers have been released yet and its too close to call, but unfortunately it is an uphill climb for the campaign to save bus service in Whatcom County.

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