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The General Assembly convenes in yet another special session today at noon.You might wonder what your lawmakers will be discussing when they get to Raleigh other than redistricting. Too bad. They won’t tell you.

With most of the Legislature returning back to Raleigh, could lawmakers take up other pending Legislation? The Republicans didn’t disclose a concrete agenda late last week.

Nothing like open, transparent government.

6 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    November 7, 2011 at 7:26 am

    You are not being honest, Tillis submitted the agenda Thursday for the House.

  2. Juanita

    November 7, 2011 at 7:48 am

    You tell em girl !

  3. Rob Schofield

    November 7, 2011 at 7:57 am

    F and J – you need to pay attention. This is from the latest AP story on the session:

    “Republicans declined to disclose whether they would take up other legislation. Any other items will likely depend how long lawmakers want to work, whether GOP leaders in both chambers can work out agreements and if they want to choose to pick fights with Democrats on vetoed or controversial bills. Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson and chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, said the Senate wants to consider small changes to the state’s alcoholic beverage control laws to jump-start an economic development project in western North Carolina. He said late last week that he couldn’t talk specifics about the situation but that as many as 200 jobs could be created. Other items have been tossed around in recent weeks at the Legislative Building that lawmakers may act upon before they return for the next regular session in May.”

  4. david esmay

    November 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Alex, have you changed your nom de plume to juanita? This is where Tillis & Co. can argue that opaque is transparent.

  5. Juanita

    November 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Obviously, they didn’t send it you two- only the important folks received it.

  6. Alex

    November 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I always get tickled at Esmay who is always railing about more government regulations and government control of financial firms. What did you think about David Corzine and his M-F Global fiasco that lost $6 Billion dollars for investors, and operated right under the nose of government commodities regulators. Turns out that the chairman of the regulators was in Corzine’s pocket, and was his largest contributor in his Senate race. Like I’ve said all of the time David, you can’t regulate greed. Where was Dodd-Frank when you needed it ? Obama won’t talk about this one much because they are all Democrats.