The story was titled “Property tax bills soar as services fall” but it wasn’t from The Herald-Sun or The News & Observer. It was in The Boston Globe and they were talking about what’s happening in the administation of Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick. The story doesn’t mention Patrick’s name until the last paragraph:

Robert R. Bliss, a spokesman for the Department of Revenue, said the numbers are a “strong argument” for supporting Governor Deval Patrick’s Municipal Partnership Act, which is an attempt to help communities fiscally by saving money on pensions and healthcare and giving them new tools for raising revenues.

That reasoning is positively Durhamian, if that’s a word.