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The Beauty of the 2/3 Requirement

Posted by Adam Graham on May 29, 2007

Betsy Russell explains how it took a bi-partisan team effort to get Western Idaho College passed:

Lehosit said the three-month campaign cost just more than $400,000 and ended with some debt, but drew more than 350 donors. He credited a large group of influential community members of all political stripes who came together. “It really took everybody to get this done,” he said.

This to me is the beauty of a super majority requirement to raise taxes. We’re all going to pay the increased tax for the college, it requires a broad cross-section of the community to come together. Particularly on a relatively well-advertised issue like this one. We’ll all share the burden, and a simple majority ain’t enough to head off resentment.


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