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Senate leaders would rather not hear from you

Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On May 28, 2014 @ 7:04 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The WRAL story [1] 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.


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URLs in this post:

[1] WRAL story: http://www.wral.com/tax-bill-clears-senate-committee-/13679056/

[2] Editorials blast General Assembly’s assault on local government : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/23/editorials-blast-general-assemblys-assault-on-local-government/

[3] Tax law change further reduces revenue for investment in local communities : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/27/tax-law-changes-further-reduces-revenue-for-investment-in-local-communities/

[4] License plates for public education? : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/08/license-plates-for-public-education/

[5] State lawmaker claims no taping of public meeting without permission, reporter’s recorder taken away : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/05/20/state-lawmaker-claims-meeting-couldnt-be-recorded-without-permission-reporter-gets-recorder-taken-away/

[6] R.I.P. Martin Nesbitt : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/03/06/rip-martin-nesbitt/

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