We've already seen several examples of how this special session on school finance has featured little more than a bunch of warmed-over ideas that failed to pass muster before, but Rick Casey finds one more that hadn't gotten any mention that I'd noticed before.
Buried deep within the bill (Section 47.052, to be exact), is a new $4 tax on admission to establishments euphemistically referred to as "gentlemen's clubs" — or, in legislative terms, sexually oriented businesses.
But whatever you call them, they are broad-based businesses, and this is a tax on them.
Actually, the tax is a little broader-based than that. It covers more than admission to ogle uncovered women.
It covers admission to ogle male strippers as well.