According to Miss Mollie, speaker Moore’s easy-on-the-eyes spokesmodel, the rubber just might meet the road today:
Dear Caucus Members –Please see the schedule for tomorrow below, and let me know if you have any questions:9am–12:30pm: Republican Caucus on Budget in Room 643, lunch provided.10am: No vote session1pm-2:30pm: House Conferee Meeting on Budget. Location TBA.
Afternoon: if additional time is needed for caucus or conferees, we will schedule to resume during this time.7pm: Voting SessionEvening: Budget Conference Report posted online.Thank you,Director of CommunicationsNC Speaker Tim Moore
Translation: We’re going to be nice and do the transparency thing from 9 am to 1230. Heck, we’re even providing lunch. At 1PM, we’re going to get back together and figure out what to do with those of you who have not caved in to our arm-twisting. And trust us, you really really really don’t want to see what’s in store, during that 2300 to 659 time slot, for those of you who didn’t see the light by 1230.
I get the impression that those roughly three dozen unhappy souls in the House GOP caucus are still unhappy. That letter outlining the dozen or so items that are unsupportable is still out there. Solar and movie subsidies are also — from what I understand — a hell of a dealbreaker.