The WRAL story  about the Senate Finance Committee approving another round of tax cuts includes an exchange which summarizes this legislative session so far and the disdain the folks running the General Assembly seem to have for the people they represent.
The committee was considering legislation that among other things would cost cities and towns millions of dollars in revenue by ending the local business privilege license tax. Even some Republicans thought that might be worth some input from folks outside the committee.
“Are we going to have any public comment that’s going to be made before the vote, sir?” asked Sen. Tommy Tucker, R-Union. Rucho replied, “We hadn’t opened it up to that so, at this point, no.”
No reason to hear from anybody else. Senate leaders know what’s best for all of us.