Bloggers and editorial writers have examined the Legislature’s love child — the surprise, last-second, tax package that looked like both parents — and hooted about transparency and back-room deals.
But the tax deal was a compromise, fair and square, and it was refreshing to see legislators stop jawboning and hustle to get it done.
It’s now being touted as “tax reform.” It’s not, and to be clear, it doesn’t raise all boats.
From the beginning of the session, lawmakers focused on the economy.
The most serious proposals boiled down to a handful. Democrats wanted a minimum wage raise, a tax incentive for TV productions (the “Breaking Bad” bill) and capital outlay.