Jason Murphey

Though far removed from reality, the legislative world does share some aspects with the real world.Consider the case of the individual who has fallen into the habit of frequent cussing. Upon encountering this individual at Walmart or on the street,…

Much of the time and energy of this legislative session was consumed by the push to raise taxes, even if those taxes were unconstitutional.This push was led by a group of “increase taxes at all cost” ideologues who deployed an array of tactics and…

As I think back over the recently concluded legislative session, I recall an especially notable moment during one of the frequent tax increase sessions of the Appropriations and Budget Committee. Those who run the committee were bringing forward one…

The Unsuccessful Tax Increase Attempts

Over the course of the past several months I have written about an array of tax increases attempted by the legislature. As this year’s legislative session has been brought to an end, I thought it a good idea to describe the tax increase attempts that…

Last week I wrote about two new taxes that were recently approved by the Legislature. Because these new taxes did not meet the requirements of the Constitution, I believe they will be thrown out by the courts. The damage from this legislative…