The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Monday, May 01, 2006

Bob Bullock Rides Again

From Off the Kuff, an excellent review of the Bullock Amendment, which requires that 2/3rds of all the revenue from any state income tax go to property tax relief and 1/3rd to the schools, with any rate increases subject to voter approval.

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Blogger Kvatch said...

Income tax...in Texass? Has hell frozen over already?

5/02/2006 8:24 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Bullock, who was the power in front of the throne when Bush was governor, originally favored a state income tax, then when there was a risk it would be used against in 1994, he submitted this amendment. Bullock was a crafty ol' devil, but when he said "God Bless Texas," he really meant it.

5/03/2006 4:30 PM  

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