This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.
Erica Barnett is right that I-985’s opponents are fighting the initiative the best way possible, by highlighting the programs that will have to be cut from the state’s general fund. If it’s a transportation and public-art issue, Eyman wins. If it’s about cuts to services and education, he probably loses.
If I had my way, every tax-cutting initiative would have to spell out in detail which services the initiative would cut. Maybe even provide a nice list of which actual kids would lose their health insurance or go hungry, with names and faces, if possible.
Short of that, though, this is the best way to go.