Best Failed Legislative Project

Rep. Paul Sadler's Tax Plan

In the end, the status quo won. Gov. George W. Bush (Teflon George) will try to take credit for lowering property taxes. But the near-hero of the session was Sadler, the Democrat from Mt. Pleasant, who plowed through weeks of tedious hearings. Sadler and his cohorts on the tax committee produced a plan that would have reduced the state's dependence on property taxes to fund schools. But in the end, the deal disintegrated because the Senate had come up with a different plan and Bush refused to back Sadler.

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