A looming crisis demanding tax reform
RALEIGH -- Legislative leaders and Gov.-elect Pat McCrory have made clear that they want to rework North Carolina's tax structure.
In the lead-up to the convening of the legislative session in January, the subject will likely receive more attention at policy meetings and forums of various sorts.
That doesn't mean the Republicans who now control the legislature will ultimately find sweeping changes to the state tax code any more palatable or politically doable than did their Democratic colleagues who took up same cause years ago.
One reason that past efforts at tax reform faded, and efforts in other states -- including one most recently in Georgia -- were undone is because there is no great public outcry for change.
And politics often becomes the art of following the path of least ...