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Taxation without representation is back (access required)

The Legislature must have a two-thirds vote to raise your taxes. However, the Legislature and the governor have found a stealthy way around this. They cut certain budgets, but then granted unlimited fee (tax) authority to several agencies. By unlimited, I mean no statutes to worry about, no rulemaking, no required discussion with taxpayers, and ...

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