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The right-wing takeover continues

Lawmakers are set to approve a bill that makes the appointments to board and commissions of House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.

Some of the boards are largely ceremonial and some are very important, including the Rules Review Commission that oversees rules made by administrative agencies, which gives it significant power over regulations affecting everything from worker safety to day care regulations to water quality.

Tillis’ appointment this year to the Rules Review Commission is Jeanette Doran.  You might have seen her name in the news this weekend at the Civitas/Americans for the Prosperous rally against the Affordable Care Act in Raleigh where she was a featured speaker.

Doran is the Executive Director of the Art Pope-funded N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, which is in effect the legal arm of the Pope empire and she is its registered lobbyist at the General Assembly.

Now she will be an appointed official with authority over regulations that are supposed to protect us from the excesses of the private sector.

The right wing takeover continues.

 

2 Comments


  1. Doug

    July 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    At last we’re making some progress in this state. We’ve gone backwards long enough !

  2. david esmay

    July 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    regression is nothing to be proud of Dougie.

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