Thursday, March 08, 2007
High marks for legislature
Lawmakers have passed real tax relief, both cutting sales taxes on groceries and income taxes for the working poor. They have given the governor some extra economic development firepower. We may still attract a large manufacturing plant.
By far, the most impressive accomplishment has been the increased funding of an adequate and constitutional public school system. It looks constitutional from here, and the State Supreme Court is likely to agree. Long neglected school facilities will get an infusion of cash. It’s not as important as good parenting, but exactly what you need to do necessary repairs.
The governor and lawmakers have worked together on education reform, and that has always been job one. Do not ascribe the good will to one-party politics. State Democrats have plenty of divisions and they have worked through the little stuff. Well done.
(Broadcast March 7, 2007)
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