"Pole Tax" Dances Into Texas Supreme Court
|Last spring, The Lodge made a big show of presenting the state with a big check that's been sitting in escrow ever since.|
But as the Houston Chronicle reported over the weekend, a resolution's due sooner than later: The case of the pole tax is going before the Texas Supreme Court in March. State legislators still want to see the tax levied. But a former Harris County prosecutor says this is really a tax on free speech. And with that, the quote of the week: "You start down a pathway that could lead to censorship-based government like that which exists in Iran."