THE BIG CONVERSATION:
Everything old is new again.
Yesterday, Gov. Rick Perry proposed two constitutional amendments he’d like to see passed during the 2011 session. One would require a two-thirds super majority in both houses of the Legislature to pass a tax increase. Another would create a limit on state spending tied to inflation and growth.
“These two sensible amendments will engrave our proven fiscal disciplines into the bedrock of state law and make our state even stronger, no matter what challenges the global economy might present,” Perry said. He also called for the establishment of a statewide inspector ...