by David Safier
As I wrote the previous post, I remembered words I heard from Vic Williams, both when we talked before the March4Schools rally in Phoenix and when he spoke at a forum with Nancy Young Wright.
Williams made noises indicating that tax hikes were probable, if not inevitable, and he applauded Brewer's call for a voter referendum on tax hikes. He didn't say whether he was for or against repealing the $250 million property tax (though he's a cosponsor of the repeal legislation), but he did say it should be discussed as part of the budget talks, not separately. Brewer said the same thing recently. And when someone in a question during the town hall praised Brewer, Williams applauded.
This is worth watching. Williams sometimes sounds like a moderate masquerading as a conservative, and sometimes like a conservative masquerading as a moderate. As I wrote in an Explorer column recently, Williams must be a fan of old Bob Dylan, because his answers always seem to be blowin' in the wind. But maybe he's decided to hitch his wagon to the Governor.