New Orleans property tax for early childhood education planned for April 30 ballot

The New Orleans City Council is preparing to ask voters to increase property taxes for early childhood education, a plan aimed at closing persistent learning gaps between children who are enrolled in quality day care programs and those who are not.

Council member Helena Moreno said Tuesday that the council plans to file a notice of intent this week to begin the process of placing a 5-mill tax on the April 30 ballot. The revenue would subsidize low-income families who need help paying for day care.

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