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Guest Opinion: Supermajority Amendment is short-sighted

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Brace yourself. If you like the gridlock in Washington, you will love one of the bills now being heard at the legislature. It proposes to amend the constitution by requiring a supermajority of the legislature to approve any increases in taxes or expenditures. If it goes to the ballot and is passed, it would lead to bigger legislative struggles, more state shutdowns, budget setting through the constitution, and the most ineffective government ever seen in Minnesota.

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