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Eugenics “no” votes say a lot about the General Assembly

Posted By Rob Schofield On June 6, 2012 @ 11:21 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Just how unapologetically extreme are the people running the current North Carolina General Assembly?

This extreme: Yesterday, when the House of Representatives finally voted to toss a rather paltry and too-little, too-late bit of compensation for the victims of the state’s infamous, mid-20th Century “eugenics” program, the majority Republican caucus was almost equally divided.

Thirty-five GOP’ers voted for it and 31 (47% of those voting) voted against. Click here to see the vote [1].    

For a more thorough examination of the General Assembly’s current rightward tilt. check out this morning’s edition of the Weekly Briefing [2].


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[1] Click here to see the vote: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/voteHistory/RollCallVoteTranscript.pl?sSession=2011&sChamber=H&RCS=1391

[2] this morning’s edition of the Weekly Briefing: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/06/06/is-this-raleigh-or-washington/

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