THE NATION: Block That Tax Boost!

The village president of suburban Glenview, Ill. met with his board of trustees last week and took a "malicious pleasure in hacking and slashing," as he later confessed. What he hacked and slashed was spending items in the village's new budget, such as the library's request for $91,000 (cut by nearly one-third) and the building commissioner's request for a $2,500 car (cut to $1,800). Explained President Jack Mabley, who makes his living as a Chicago Daily News columnist: "There's a feeling of frustration and desperation among the taxpayers I meet, and this...

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