Thursday, January 19, 2006

Tuck taking swing at Barbour

It's fun to see the state's top two Republicans hammering away at one another. Of course, regardless of your political opinion of Lt. Gov. Tuck, she is right on the money with this one.

And make no mistake, Tuck is not backing down.
Tuck: Governor's tax figures "fictitious" - The Clarion-Ledger:
Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck today called "fictitious" the figures cited by Gov. Haley Barbour in his veto of a bill that would raise cigarette taxes while phasing out Mississippi's grocery tax.

Tuck, the bill's primary champion, defended the measure and expressed optimism that the Senate would be able to override Barbour's veto.

"I certainly hope that those who voted for the original bill will continue to support a bill that is good for the state," Tuck said today at the Capitol. "This bill will save lives and reduce taxes."
If you are up in the Capitol watching the negotiations, the comings and goings look a lot like Tuck's first year when she was a Democrat and the true Democrats and moderate Republicans were trying to do the state's work. That same coalition has reformed to fight for a good bill.

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