Santa Clara County voters will decide in November whether they want to pay more property taxes to rebuild their public hospital and a higher sales tax to take the Bay Area Rapid Transit system to San Jose.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority earlier this month asked voters to approve a one-eighth cent sales tax increase to finance a 16-mile, $6 billion expansion of the San Francisco Bay Area’s rapid transit system to the region’s largest city. That’s in addition to a half-cent sales tax they agreed to pay for transit projects in 2000.

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