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Citizens Economic Research Foundation

September 18, 2006

The Passing of Governor King

Citizens for Limited Taxation mourns the death of Governor Edward J. King, "CLT’s favorite governor" (as well as President Reagan’s).

On the day before the Democrat primary, we are reminded of what a governor should be: honest, genuine, and a good friend of the taxpayers. He ran in 1978 on a pledge to cut property taxes, and meant it. His first act as governor was the 4 percent local spending cap; he later supported Proposition 2˝ in 1980 and protected it during its tempestuous implementation in 1981-82.

We have missed him since he left office. The commonwealth would have been a better place if he had been re-elected in 1982, and I wish that Ed King were running again today.

Barbara Anderson –

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