Garcetti, in yearly address, pushes new tax to support L.A. schools

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti used his annual State of the City address Wednesday to make an extended sales pitch for Measure EE, a new tax for public schools that faces sharp opposition from the region’s business groups.

Garcetti, who has invested significant political capital into passage of the tax, said the measure would allow the Los Angeles Unified School District to lower class sizes, keep school libraries open, and staff campuses with nurses and counselors. The alternative, he argued, would be layoffs of teachers and school support staff within the next two years.

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