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#ncga: As the House Screams

    If you were watching the goings-on on Jones Street yesterday,  you might have thought you stumbled across a C-SPAN broadcast of the British House of Commons.  THAT is the place where they tend to get rowdy and bawdy.   Rep. Deb Butler (D-Wilmington)…

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#ncga: Jones St. GOPers go to the mat in defense of cronyism

He’s already suckling at the state government teat to the tune of six-figures, now — thanks to the “conservative revolution” running Jones Street — he’s free and clear to add five more figures to those six: North Carolina lawmakers are again reversing Gov. Roy Cooper’s…

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#ncga You SIR, have been OVER-ridden!

Those scaredy-cats just don’t give up, do they?  The state Senate has overridden Gov. Pat’s veto of H405 — The Property Protection Act.  Opponents — including the guv — attacked it as limiting whistleblowers.  Proponents said it was necessary to help protect employers from espionage…

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A mixed review for Tuesday’s legislative session …

The conservative majority in the state legislature continued their beatdown of Madame Governor in Tuesday’s business — overriding her vetoes of bills limiting the payment of unemployment benefits and installing a waiting period for abortions in the state.  Supporters of the override said it was…

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And the beatdown goes on ….

(No that’s not me misquoting some famous song lyrics by The Whispers. Or was it Sonny & Cher ?) We’re talking about the action today at the legislative building in Raleigh.  The legislature convincingly overrode THREE more of Madame Governor’s vetoes. We here at the…