Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Spinal transplant successful
Sounds like a good day yesterday at the Minnesota State House. The GOP finally got its act together and shut down the tax juggernaut that the Democrats had been pushing just after the election. They also managed to stall $300 million in new pork spending passed by the Senate until it died due to clock expiration.
Especially sweet is the failure of the 5-cent gas tax increase. Governor Pawlenty vetoed the bill but it was thought to be in danger of a successful override due to four Republicans that were in favor of it. But they finally came home and supported the veto.
Final grades are still out, but let’s savor this for now: No new taxes.
Well done, gents.