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Tag Archives: Proposition 208

Proposed solutions to offsets to ‘education tax’

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I hope that the Legislature is actively participating in the legal effort to overturn the new “education tax.” As an attorney, it seems pretty clear to me that only the Legislature – accountable to the voters – has the right to raise taxes on any sub-set of taxpayers. If not, then the public at large can make this decision based on the whims of the moment. Why not vote for an initiative to assess an extra tax on, say, only registered Democrats or only Republicans, or on people of a certain ethnicity? Or on reporters?

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Lawmakers resort to tricks, bullying to undo Prop 208

Shawnna Bolick

And now legislators are thumbing their noses at those voters, resorting to tricks and bullying to try to undo an election – whether through SB1783 or under cover of the state budget. It is unacceptable for elected officials to play games with the future of our students. Legislators, voters are watching.

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