In California, a tight battle over a tax initiative to help schools

California voters weighed in on a ballot measure Tuesday that would raise taxes by $6 billion annually over seven years, bringing an end to an acrimonious, $123 million battle between Gov. Jerry Brown, who said the money was necessary to save the state’s public schools, and conservative opponents in and outside the state, The New York Times reports. With 53 percent of precincts reporting, and recent polls indicating that the campaign over the measure was too close to call, its fate remained unclear…

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Laura Ascione

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