Uncategorized

Worse than Washington? (audio)

State Senator Josh Stein suggests Republicans in the General Assembly may find voters every bit as disgruntled as they are with Congress following the GOP’s early morning legislative session.

When House Republicans did not have the votes needed Wednesday to override Governor Perdue’s veto of a bill that would essentially repeal the Racial Justice Act, they turned their attention to other legislation parked in the “veto garage.”

House Speaker Thom Tillis called the process a “learning experience” and defended voting to override the veto on Senate Bill 727 in a session that wasn’t announced until midnight.

Democrats called the closed door meetings and late night maneuvering “unconstitutional” and a “disgrace.”

Thursday morning, Senator Stein summed it up this way:

“If you can’t trust the other side, then there is suspicion and acrimony, and then things devolve into like I said, what’s going on in Washington.”

Stein appears this weekend on News and Views with Chris Fitzsimon to talk about this week’s contentious session . For a preview of the Senator’s radio interview, click below:

3 Comments


  1. Frances Jenkins

    January 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I am sure that is how Elizabeth Edwards felt about Josh Stein.

  2. elainemarie

    January 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I am sure it is.

  3. david esmay

    January 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

    FJ, what are you implying?

Check Also

The Week’s Top Five on NC Policy Watch

1. The Right wages class warfare in Washington ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

A pivotal legislative task force may be just beginning its dive into North Carolina’s school funding [...]

The controversy over “Silent Sam,” the Confederate monument on UNC’s Chapel Hill campus, has been ra [...]

North Carolina tries to mine its swine and deal with a poop problem that keeps piling up A blanket o [...]

This story is part of "Peak Pig," an examination of the hog industry co-published with Env [...]

With Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House desperate to post a big legislative win, the [...]

Latest court system mess is directly linked to the Right’s ideological war on public structures Some [...]

Republicans in Congress are rushing to advance a tax reform bill that balloons the federal deficit s [...]

The post Charitable donations and the GOP’s chopping block appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Spotlight on Journalism

We invite you to join a special celebration of investigative journalism! The evening will feature Mike Rezendes, a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe Spotlight Team known for their coverage of the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Tickets available NOW!

Spotlight On Journalism

This event will benefit NC Policy Watch, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center. Sponsorship opportunities available now!

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more