A few days ago, scads of lobbyists and legislative liaisons descended on Raleigh to meet new legislators. Word on the street is the Republicans had a good chuckle about the line of folks who had failed to give them the time of day for years, but who now want to be their best friend.

In today’s look at a recent Carolina Journal Radio interview, JLF’s John Hood discusses the constant pressure on legislators to raise taxes, regardless of which political party is in control. He explains why it’s that way and who the key players are.