It’s hard to know what to make of the news trickling out of the back rooms where House and Senate leaders are working on a tax cut deal. And yes, it’s about cutting taxes now, not reforming the tax code.
House Speaker Thom Tillis told the News & Observer  that the two sides must “breach a philosophical divide,” which doesn’t sound like they are close to an agreement.
But the last line of a story by NC Capitol at WRAL.com  says that Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger believe a deal could be done this week. That’s not much time for philosophical divide breaching.
There are also whispers in the legislative halls that some folks are pushing for a bare bones budget deal now and a special session on taxes in a few weeks.