Savaging Six States

“Would businesses relocate? Would the new states, seeking to recoup lost revenues, assess new taxes and fees on commerce crossing newly drawn state lines? Would those living in poverty migrate to where social services are more available? What would the state of public schools be in new states where education dollars that used to come from a broader tax base have simply dried up? These are just some of the many questions to ask before — not after — hacking our state into pieces.”
—Steven Maviglio in Capitol Weekly, savaging the absurd and offensive Six States proposal. His thoughts here.


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