Michigan voters Tuesday, by a resounding margin, rejected a sales and gas tax increase backed by a Republican governor, Rick Snyder, who said it would fund road and bridge improvements. Americans for Tax Reform has the details.
On the other hand, in Brookline, Mass., the tax rebellion I wrote about in my column failed to win enough votes; a property tax increase aimed at funding schools passed by a 61% to 39% margin. That's substantial, but it also probably means that some significant portion of voters who backed President Obama and Elizabeth Warren (who ran at 79% and 74% in Brookline) opposed the tax increase. More details here.