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Constitutional loophole might allow tax hike without supermajority (access required)

A loophole in a constitutional provision that requires two-thirds of lawmakers approve a tax increase might allow legislators to raise taxes to cover massive budget deficits in the next few years without going to the ballot. Essentially, lawmakers could raise taxes in the short-term, as long as they also approve tax cuts of equal or greater ...

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