Politics & Government

April 9, 2010 12:00 AM

Budget fix in court of public opinion

If majority Democrats in the Legislature raise taxes on beer drinkers, gum chewers, smokers and soda-pop lovers, they will be hoping it won't leave a bad taste in every voter's mouth.

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