April 11, 2019      4:20 PM
HK: Tax Meltdown, over promising impossible solutions at session opening comes home to roost
Political malpractice 101 –Springing a tax bill on members 47 days before sine die
in the mists of the last decade, Governor Rick
Perry proposed a sweeping tax reform that had very little advance work done
to it. Then-State Rep. Jim Keffer
agreed to take up the bill so it could at least have a vote. The bill worked
its way through the process, never coming close to a critical mass of support. When
the bill finally came up for a vote, Keffer at the front mike told the Speaker,
“Show the author voting no.” If memory serves, the
vote against the Perry plan was unanimous.
was not a singular event.
By Harvey Kronberg