Measure E, which looks to give a boost to Fresno State, off to an early lead

Fresno, Calif. (KFSN) — Measure E, a sales tax to fund improvements to Fresno State, holds a narrow lead as of Tuesday night.

As of 9 pm Tuesday, the ballot measure is at 53% “yes” and 47% “no.” It needs 50% to pass.

Measure E is the first local sales tax put forward to fund programs at a California State University campus.

The novel sales tax approach would create a 0.2% sales tax for the next 20 years to help improve Fresno State.

For Reedly residents, the sales tax would be 0.025%.

If approved, the measure is expected to bring in an estimated $36 million each year.

The money will be used to provide scholarships to low-income students, expand access to programs such as nursing, agriculture, engineering and STEM – and repairs and upgrades to academic and athletic facilities.

Two thirds of the money must be spent on academics and no more than one third can be used to support athletics.

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