The 2012 ballot is certainly going to be a long one if all of the proposed constitutional amendment questions are approved by this year’s Legislature.
Today, Republicans in the House filed another one. This one proposes an amendment requiring a three-fifths vote to enact a law imposing or increasing certain taxes.
The bill would require a “super majority” for tax increases, not unlike the 60 votes needed in the U.S. Senate to end a filibuster and get major legislation through.
Why wait until next November?
Sixteen states require a supermajority vote to increase some or all taxes. Seven require a two-thirds vote, six a three-fifths vote and two a three-fourths vote.