So the Senate has passed a bill to set up a Tax Reform Study Committee that will report directly to a special committee of legislators who would then draw up a bill that could not be amended and sent directly to the floor.

Peach Pundit has their take here.

First question: If you have the majority in the legislature, and all evidence is that you will keep that majority, then who exactly are you trying to control by bypassing the legislative process?

Second question:  If this is such a good idea, why not do this with all the bills?  Submit a bill. Vote on the bill. Next bill, please. 

Republican leadership ain’t it grand.