Congratulations to Assembly Republicans on their early-early-early morning vote to raise property taxes. The Totally Pitiful Amendment finally passed would limit state spending, but not spending by local governments. Translation: State costs would go down, services would decline, and local government costs -- and property taxes -- would rise.
Didn't this whole thing start because these very same Republicans said they were worried about property tax levels? Way to go! Take a bad situation and make it worse! At least now we know that state Republicans are following President Bush's lead vis-a-vis self-destruction.
The Republicans also voted to exempt the transportation fund from spending limits. This Republican majority: bought and paid for by your friendly road-building lobby.