Voters are heading to the polls today to decide if they want to pass a new tax, this time to bring in $6 billion (over the next 12 years) to the Los Angeles Unified School District. It's called Measure EE, and would cost residents anywhere from $100 to $450 each year.
Officials have promised that the money from Measure EE will go to improving school programs, teacher salaries, and more support in classrooms, but we'll believe it when we see it... If it passes.
The proposed tax must receive at least 66.7% of the votes to pass, but a low voter turnout is expected for this special election.
Polling will be open until 8 p.m. tonight, and you can check your voter registration status here.
“I just don’t think (the support) is going to be there, especially for a low turnout election. I think people’s starting point when it comes to giving money to LAUSD is a no,” said President of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association Stuart Waldman, who signed on to the NO campaign.
Read more about Measure EE on the Los Angeles Daily News.