Let the voters decide if we should pay more tax for education.
Put more tax on cigarettes to pay for it.
Education must be a priority. The state does not fund national defense. Education must be our first or second priority as a state—nothing less. If some things don’t get funded because education is funded as it should be, then that’s the cost of living by well ordered priorities.
If legislators want the people to vote on a tax for something that ranks 129th among other priorities, that’s fine; but to abandon their duty to fund what is essential to the future of this state is cowardice. There is no sugar coasting here. If this is where our current elected officials are headed, we need to send them all home.