Tuesday’s Deseret Morning News - front page, above the fold - announced “a political compromise is in the works
” on tax reform. Their report was echoed on KSL
and other news outlets.
This has happened before.
Remember the tense negotiating days toward the end of the 2006 Session? At one sensitive point in the process, the D News rushed to give their readers the impression that a compromise agreement was imminent when no agreement ever existed
(only a House member’s proposal that never caught fire.) *
So, history repeats itself.Glen Warchol got it right
A new proposal is great. This place runs on a steady stream of new ideas. It means smart, responsible people are working hard to find something that works.
But to proclaim legislative leadership has a “political compromise,” when it’s really just a few House members and executive branch staff brainstorming a new approach, stretches the bounds of credibility. Again.
* The real compromise agreement of 2006 came about several days later - thanks to hard work, careful negotiations, and unreasonable patience on all sides. The agreement was announced to all media outlets at the same time.