Things are supposedly winding down in Raleigh. The GOP-controlled House and Senate are at an impasse over a state budget. Word is that staff and non-essential legislators will be sent home so conferees and key committee chairmen can hunker down and work out a deal.
In the midst of all of that, it appears that House majority leader Mike Hager is in search of something to do. He sent this letter around today:
With adjournment fast approaching and an end in sight to our work this year, I am reaching out to you with a question. What are the top three pieces of legislation you would like to have passed by the end of session?
On Thursday I will send my legislative assistant around to your offices to collect these suggestions.
Well, bless his heart. It sure is nice to ask. It will be interesting to see how many really creative, humorous suggestions get written in. But since it costs $50,000 per day to keep the place open for business, I’d suggest — in all three blanks — NOT ONE DAMN THING. (Or a motion to adjourn.)