Published Friday, September 13, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 3:48 pm
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The Bellevue City Council, by a 4-1 vote, has decided to raise the property tax rate by an extra 4½ cents next year and an additional cent the following year. Opinions will vary on whether that was the right move, but it’s lamentable that the Ward 1 seat — which won’t be filled until a special election in mid-October — was vacant at a time when the city’s leaders made the call on one of the most important and controversial questions there is: raising taxes.

New York City voters gave a resounding “no” this week to the comeback efforts of two disgraced politicians. Anthony Weiner, whose sexting cost him a seat in Congress in 2011 and resurfaced again later, ran fifth in the Democratic primary for mayor. Eliot Spitzer, a former governor who resigned in a 2008 prostitution scandal, lost his race for city comptroller. New York voters showed considerable common sense in rejecting two men who had so abused the public’s trust.

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