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The five worst decisions by the General Assembly in the past five years

Columnist Myron B. Pitts of the Fayetteville Observer has an excellent, if sobering, essay this morning about the North Carolina General Assembly. It’s entitled “State’s decisions, from bad to abysmal” and it attempts to rank the worst decisions made by North Carolina lawmakers over the past half decade. Admittedly, Pitts has carved out a daunting task for himself, but see if you agree with his list, which starts with the awful 2013 tax changes and runs through the death-promoting decision to deny health insurance to hundreds of thousands of people.

NOTE: As the General Assembly is still in session, the list may well have to be updated in the coming weeks. Stay tuned and feel free to offer your additions.

Click here to read Pitts’ list.

2 Comments


  1. LayintheSmakDown

    August 10, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Well, definitely a top five….but of good decisions. If it is whined about here and at other drive by media outlets then things are certainly going in the right direction for typical North Carolinians.

  2. Jeff Egerton

    August 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    These may be five of the worst decisions out of a boatload of bad decisions, but we need only one decision in 2016: eliminate the GOP majority in the NCGA.

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