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In the meantime, Mr. Orange and Mr. Brown can kiss and make up after Wednesday morning’s testy deliberations by coalescing around game-changing tax legislation.

The 13 lawmakers can’t and won’t always get along, but they can prove themselves worthy of being stewards of the public’s trust and troth by ushering through important tax breaks for individual income earners.

Deborah Simmons can be reached at dsimmons@washingtontimes.com.