Rob has already kicked things off this morning about the absurd events at the General Assembly in the middle of the night and we will have plenty more to say today about the Republican shenanigans here on the Pulse and our main page www.ncpolicywatch.com
If you want to read three good summaries about the shameful display, check out Mark Binker’s account in the Greensboro News & Record, Laura Leslie’s report on WRAL.com, and John Frank’s story in the N&O and Charlotte Observer.
Two paragraphs in Frank’s piece tell a lot of the story, the first one and the last one.
Just after 1 a.m. today, in a secreted session critics called unconstitutional, Republican legislative leaders passed a bill aimed at weakening the state’s largest teachers union…
…As rumors brewed, Republicans refused to answer questions. Aides to Tillis held back and tried to block this reporter from asking questions at one point. Asked if the late-night escapades were as embarrassing as Democrats suggested, Tillis said no.
A secret session, the bullying of reporters and the arrogance of legislative leaders. That’s a pretty good start on a summary of the evening.