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They wouldn’t dare…or would they?

The rogue legislative session continues to get more and more absurd.

The latest rumor making the rounds of the Legislative Building and the Tweetosphere is that Republicans are considering the certifiably treacherous step of passing a series of “local bills” to enact mandatory photo ID for voting on a county-by-county basis.

The Governor cannot veto “local bills” — which are supposed to deal with truly local matters and are certainly not supposed to be used as a subterfuge to avoid constitutional requirements for passing statewide legislation. The R’s already employed this trick to evade the Guv’s veto of legislation that would have limited access to federal student loans for community college students.

As Chris Fitzsimon made clear in this morning’s column on the amazingly arrogant House Majority Leader, “This is clearly an ideological crusade now, not a legislative session.”

2 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    July 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    What’s next? County-by-county consumer lending rules? County-by-county abortion rules?

  2. Jack

    July 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    So the bullies at the NCGA want to re-establish the poll tax with a voter ID! Hmmmmmm, their vulnerability is showing. Letting “The People” have a say in NC politics seems to be the last thing the bullies at the GA want to have happen.

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