Friday, January 07, 2011

Owen's Easy Solution to the 2/3rds Question

Owen has the answer.

...Fitzgerald said the debate is raging among Republicans over one Walker proposal to require a two-thirds vote instead of a simple majority in order to raise income or sales taxes. Fitzgerald said some senators want to put that requirement in the constitution, which is a much more difficult process involving approval by voters but would be permanent. --quoting AP/LaCrosse Trib's the answer:

Easy answer… do both. It takes two consecutive sessions of the legislature passing the same amendment and a popular vote to amend the state Constitution. Pass it into law now and pass the first vote on the amendment.

One can speculate about the reasons for "the debate" which Fitzgerald mentions, of course. Cynics might think that SOME Republicans kinda like low hurdles to raising taxes.


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