Received from Assemblyman Matt Wright the day after the letter was sent:

Of course, I am opposed to this and most other tax increases. Remember, I and the legislature have already passed a balanced budget without any tax increases! The Governor killed it by vetoing major portions. He is bent on increasing spending, so he needs to raise taxes! I do not believe we need to increase spending, even though there are some tough cuts going on.

By the way, there is a strong effort going on to point towards liquor/beer, cigarettes, etc. (sin taxes) as the taxes to raise. It would be helpful to me to rally the troops against these taxes. Otherwise you lose the PR game.


Matt Wright


Good response from Assemblyman Wright, a tax opponent and spending watchdog. Wright always gives substantive and thoughtful answers, and lets you know where he stands, even on unpopular issues.


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