A bill by California Assemblyman Mike Feuer to extend the Measure R transportation sales tax in Los Angeles County by at least 10 years had a second reading on the floor, but was sent back to committee last week.

State voters in 2008 approved Measure R, a half-cent sales tax that was expected to garner $40 billion to pay for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority projects that would create a network of subway and light rail lines.

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