Budget Crisis Solved: Texas Supreme Court Upholds Tax On Nude Dancing

Today the Texas Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion [pdf] of Republican justices who don't want to be labeled as supporters of neekid dancing in the next election, said it's OK for the legislature to single out nude dancing establishments and slap a $5 fee for every customer who comes through the door.

Things I learned by glancing at the opinion: There are 169 of those businesses in Texas, and the first $25 million collected (someone do the math for me on that) is to go to the "sexual assault program fund."

Look at the bright side, at least that'll keep out the riff-raff.