California's rconstitutional equirement that tax increases be passed by 2/3 majorities in the legislature will be eviscerated, if the Democrat majority gets its way. Disguising taxes as "fees", the liberal solons hope to sock taxpayers with big increases at the gasoline pump and elsewhere. Jordan Rau and Evan Halper of the LA Times explain the maneuver and the challenges it would face in the courts.
What was all the rhetoric from Obama about "tansparency"?
Hat tip: Ed Lasky
Update: Wendell Cox of Newgeography.com discusses whether or not the rest of America should bail out welathy Californians who spend beyond their means.