Editorial: Unfinished Legislative Business

Legislators should take some credit for voter approval of amendments to our constitution this week that will keep our state economically competitive and meet obligations to retired state workers and teachers.

They addressed issues in a special session to enable the vote to happen.

Their regular session will end though with unfinished business.

While they made positive moves to help improve education, they didn't  tackle tax reform or ethics reform.

We still pay full tax on food - one of only two states where that happens.

Small businesses still need help in offering health insurance to employees.

PAC to PAC transfers are still viable methods of business.

Lobbyists are still able to spend more money than they should on legislators and not disclose it.

More work needs to be done to keep our impressive momentum going.