Our Opinion: Use the tax system we have

Despite their minority status, Republicans have clout in these negotiations because a vote to raise taxes requires a super majority in both legislative chambers. And that means GOP members must be satisfied that any new tax increases are necessary, reasonable and fair.

The recipe for getting out of Salem next month with a state budget that protects important services, including school funding, is no secret: It’s a combination of expense controls and modest revenue increases.

Source: Pamplin Media Group – Our Opinion: Use the tax system we have