Bil Browning at bilerico has caught wind of an amazing rumor.
From what I’m hearing, the Republicans are still angry that SJR-7, the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions, failed on a tie vote in the House earlier this year. Before they’re willing to address property tax reform, they want the amendment back on the table and passed in the same special session. No amendment – no tax relief.
I tend to think a special session is a bad idea for other reasons. Rushed, pressured, and panicked is no way to approach comprehensive property tax reform. But if these wingnuts are refusing to address a real problem (property taxes) if they don’t get a chance to address a fake problem (gay marriage), that’s pretty incredible. I guess their single-mindedness is impressive even if their critical thinking skills are not. If the rumor is true, anyway.