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Analysis: Tax bill shows need for legislative reform

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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:00 pm

As House Speaker Ken Martinez put an end to the 2013 regular legislative session Saturday, a number of journalists and others took to Twitter to express their shock at what had happened.

House members approved a number of tax reforms that had provoked long debates in the past. The proposals were lumped into one complex bill that essentially shifts tax burden from corporations to cities and counties, which will force local governments to decide in the coming years whether to make budget cuts or raise taxes.

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