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Lyft-Backed Proposal to Tax Rich for Green Initiatives Rejected in California

Proposition 30 aimed to raise more money to promote electric vehicles and fight wildfires

Only about 41% of California voters favored Prop 30.Photo: patrick t. fallon/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

California voters rejected a ballot measure that sought to tax the state’s rich for its planned transition to electric vehicles and other green initiatives, dealing a blow to ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. and the environmental groups who had backed the proposition.

With about 95% of the ballots counted, around 59% of the vote was against the proposal and 41% was in favor as of Wednesday morning. The Associated Press projected it would be rejected.

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