The Worrisome Part: Legislative Implementation

The proposal passes the big test: it is a tax cut. Furthermore, it avoids the obvious mistakes that doomed previous proposals. However, it has more than the usual number of uncertainties which leave the legislature with considerable leeway in implementing it. In particular, the all-important tax limitation provisions leave to the legislature the task of defining and implementing the limits. This is the major danger to the proposal, and voters should watch very carefully what the current legislature enacts to implement "A." The courts, who will certainly be forced to adjudicate disputes over just what the amendment means should it pass, will likely give heavy weight to any statute passed before the election date, since voters would presumably have been able to include this information in their thinking.