Sunday, January 17, 2010

Johnson Returns to Roundhouse

Former Gov. -- and not currently a presidential candidate -- Gary Jonson will retiurn to the state Capitol Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman for his PAC says.

"Both Gary and Doug Turner will be participating in the protest (complete with picket signs," Sue Winchester told me in an e-mail. "They will be protesting Governor Richardson's proposed tax increases."

Turner, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor, served as Johnson's campaign manager for his gubernatorial bids in the '90s.

The protest starts about 10 a.m. Tuesdayand will go on until Gov. Bill Richardson's State of the State address, which is scheduled for shortly about the Legislature convenes at noon.

1 comment:

  1. How about a counter-protest to call for repealing the personal income tax cuts approved in the Gov's 1st year in office? Those cuts have contributed heavily to the red ink on the state's financial ledgers, while serving to benefit only the wealthiest New Mexicans.
    Now there are calls for regressive "solutions" such as re-taxing groceries and increasing the gross receipts tax.
    Seems to me this calls for picket signs reading: "No more selfish twits on the 4th floor!"...or "What happened to our CITIZEN legislature?"
    Just a coupla thoughts!