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A quaint list of bills

Veteran General Assembly attorney Gerry Cohen sent out a tweet this morning alerting people to a document that lists all of the bills that are legally eligible for consideration during the spring session of the General Assembly that convenes this May. It is a long and not terribly encouraging list.

But, of course, as the recent special sessions have made patently clear, it is also a rather quaint, even poignant, document; one that hearkens back to a time when legislative leaders at least kinda, sorta tried to abide by the rules.

Here is the hard truth about what’s “eligible for consideration” come May 16 (or February 16, or whenever lawmakers come back into session): 

The General Assembly will take up whatever Thom Tillis and his aides want to take up whenever they want them to do so. 

Get used to it.

 

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