Eyes on the Prize

Beinart, Peter
September 2003
New Republic;9/8/2003-9/15/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 10/11, p6
Comments on the efforts of Alabama Governor Bob Riley to exempt families below the poverty line from state income taxes and increase taxation of the wealthy. How the rewriting of the state constitution in 1901 exempts extractive industries such as timber companies from property taxes; Obstacles to getting Riley's plan passed; Lack of support from national civil rights groups; How the anti-tax group of Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform, turned blacks against Riley's plan.


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