Republican senators met in a closed-door caucus Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2016, to discuss, among other things, a ballot intiative to hike the income tax for school funding. School funding Group of business leaders plans on going straight to voters after they see years of inaction in Legislature. Legislators are already making plans to hold hearings on the issue, fearful that they could lose control of how the money is spent if it goes to the ballot and suffers an embarrassing rebuke from voters if they don't act. "The complaint I'm hearing from these people is, 'We go to the Legislature and they ignore

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