This summer’s special session of the Legislature is running the risk of becoming a little too special.
Lawmakers will return to Atlanta in August to deal with the decennial task of redistricting. With an additional seat in Congress to place, and a shuffling of state legislative seats from South Georgia and Atlanta to the northern metro suburbs, there will be plenty of work to do — and politics at play.
That’s not enough for some people. Tax reform and school choice are two topics suggested for the agenda.
As much as I support both of those policy goals, it would be better to wait.
In April, Speaker David Ralston pulled the plug on a frantic, late-hours efforts to pass tax reform. A committee of economists and businesspeople had recommended a sweeping package of measures to eliminate most exemptions and deductions from the income tax and flatten and lower rates. It also would have made state revenues more reliant on the sales tax and less on the income tax. But after