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School election day: Tacos or pizza?

Posted By on Tue, May 9, 2017 at 7:19 AM

click to enlarge TACO PARTY TONIGHT
Today's election day in the Little Rock School District on a 14-year extension of 12.4 mills of property taxes, in part to pay for building renovation. A significant portion of the money goes into regular district operations.

The Committee to Rebuild Our Schools Now, which supports the tax, will have a watch party at Heights Taco and Tamale on Kavanaugh in the Heights.

The No Taxation Without Representation campaign, which opposes extension of the tax in the state-run school district, will have its watch party at Grady's Pizza, 6801 W. 12th.

I think the locations reflect what is likely to be a divergence in neighborhood voting on the issue.

About 2,000 people cast early ballots — huge for a Little Rock school election. The pro-tax campaign outspent the anti-tax campaign 10-1. Heavy turnouts at early vote sites believed likely to support the tax — Second Presbyterian in Pleasant Valley and the downtown office of the Election Commission — augur well for the tax campaign.


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