L.A. School Tax Measure Looks Headed to Defeat, in Blow to Garcetti and Beutner

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Voters cast their ballots on Measure EE in a small gym set up as a polling place at the Silver Lake Recreation Center. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los AngelesTimes)

Voters cast their ballots on Measure EE in a small gym set up as a polling place at the Silver Lake Recreation Center. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los AngelesTimes)

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Leaders of the Los Angeles school district made a calculated gamble: The January teachers strike made such a huge, positive impact on the public that sympathetic voters, they thought, would overwhelmingly pass a tax increase to benefit schools.

They turned out, it appears, to be wrong.

While the verdict was not entirely settled late Tuesday evening, all signs pointed to a disappointing outcome for a tax measure put on the ballot by the nation’s second-largest school system.

In early returns, support for Measure EE was well short of the two-thirds majority required.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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