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L.A. Now Live: More cuts coming as L.A. voters reject tax hike

Los Angeles officials are preparing a new round of cuts to city services, warning that even the Police Department may not be spared after voters rejected a tax increase.

Times staff writer Jessica Garrison will join us at 9 a.m. to talk about how the sales tax proposal that went to voters Tuesday was seen as a last-ditch attempt to help balance the city's budget without more reductions. The city has already slashed 5,300 positions and scaled back services ranging from sidewalk repairs to 911 rescue operations.

How much needs to be cut is not yet clear, but the latest projections show a shortfall of about $200 million in the next fiscal year, officials said. Larger deficits are expected in subsequent years.

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