Marijuana

Grover Norquist, anti-tax-hike guru, opposes pot tax Proposition AA

Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, is among the most powerful figures in conservative politics thanks to his "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" -- a promise to oppose tax-rate hikes for individuals or businesses that 41 U.S. Senators and 238 U.S. Representatives have signed.

In recent weeks, Norquist made news by saying a vote for pot taxes wouldn't necessarily violate the pledge. But that doesn't mean he's in favor of Colorado's Proposition AA. Today, he confirms that he opposes it.

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