Angry Voters Lead Drive for Recall Elections
Taxes and spending aren’t dominating just the federal debate. Months after an election marked by tea-party activism and a huge backlash against incumbents, they continue to roil local politics too.
At the end of this month, Jim Suttle, the brash first-term Democratic mayor of this prairie city, will face a recall election financed by backers of the opponent he defeated a year and a half ago. Critics are angry at a series of local-tax increases he instituted last year to balance the city budget.