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The circus continues

Posted By Rob Schofield On September 14, 2011 @ 10:17 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Lawmakers are apparently going home today (thank goodness) after adjourning this week’s kangaroo session of the General Assembly. But lest anyone get the impression that the political sleight of hand and lack of process ran their course yesterday with the passage of the discrimination amendment, it should be noted that the circus continues.  

This morning, the House took up and passed a contoversial “conference committee report” [1]  on a bill that amounted to a complete rewrite in which lawmakers inserted several pages of amendments on multiple topics unrelated to the original bill. The measure passed on a partisan vote over the objection of Democratic leaders.

In other words, once again, GOP leaders confirmed that their claims of being committed to openness and process are, in a word, baloney. 

 


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[1] a contoversial “conference committee report”: http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2011&DocNum=1487&SeqNum=1

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