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