Here's an interesting note from Republic Reporter Casey Newton's blog.
Senate leaders remain focused on cutting spending and are reluctant to pursue new sources of revenue, they said in a briefing this morning.
As a feisty Capitol press corps pressed the leadership to consider tax hikes, Sen. President Bob Burns said his top priority was to reduce spending.
The comment also appeared in Newton's Republic article this morning.
So is that the role of the media, to "press the leadership to consider tax hikes?"
Of course, the reporters don't merely press for tax hike in the briefings. They set the stage for them in their coverage. For example, here's how Howie Fischer covered the story.
State Senate president rules out any tax increase
Burns would end deficit by slashing more than $1 billion from schools