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Senate Redistricting Committee schedules Tedesco/Prickett-preservation bill

Posted By Rob Schofield On April 16, 2013 @ 10:38 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Neal Hunt [1]As reported previously here [2] and here [3], one of the 2013 legislative session’s leading contenders for “Most Shameless Power-Grab Legislation” has to be the proposal by conservative Wake County senators to rig the districts and election schedule for the Wake County School Board.

As we noted last month:  ”[the] new bill from Senator Neal Hunt [4] (pictured at left) would change the rules of how school board members are elected in the capital county in a way that is clearly designed to alter the board’s power structure and move things in a conservative direction.” The bill would, in addition to redrawing district lines, extend the terms of conservative members John Tedesco and Deborah Prickett from four years to five.

Now, there’s news this morning that Hunt is still serious about advancing this offensive legislation; the measure has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Redistricting Committee tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building.  

 


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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Neal-Hunt.jpg

[2] here: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/03/14/another-bald-faced-power-grab/

[3] here: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/03/19/wake-school-board-map-targeted-by-conservatives-was-drawn-by-one-of-their-own/

[4] [the] new bill from Senator Neal Hunt: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/Senate/PDF/S325v0.pdf

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