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.
PIZZA FOR THE OPPOSING CAMPAIGN