Whenever I am asked to sum up the achievements of a General Assembly session, I usually offer the same assessment: It could have been worse.
That was certainly the case this year.
Our lawmakers approved a budget that didn’t wreak great havoc on current programs, and passed at least a few bits and pieces of a tax revision plan.
The yearly property tax that you pay when you renew your car tags gradually will be eliminated. On the other hand, you will also have to start paying sales tax on much of that merchandise you purchase online.