Nation: Taxes No, False Teeth Yes

Verdicts of the referendums

Voters were making laws last week as well as choosing lawmakers. On the ballots of 38 states were hundreds of referendums, giving voters an opportunity to speak out on a variety of issues.

Tax and government-spending questions dominated the plebiscites. Almost everywhere, the antitax forces won. Idaho and Nevada placed constitutional ceilings on property taxes, and Arizona limited state spending to 7% of its residents' total personal income. Texans not only cut property taxes by about $500 million, but also barred their legislators from increasing outlays faster than the state's economic growth....

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