#ncga: The dawn of the post-Tillis era

state sealWith Mr Big Boy Pants stepping down from the speaker’s dais to seek a “promotion” to DC, a huge power void has been created on Jones Street.  It’s looking pretty clear that the GOP will still own the General Assembly when the smoke clears in November.  A number of Republicans are making big moves seeking to elevate themselves to the now-vacant speaker dais and other House leadership posts.

Sources with votes on the House floor tell me the leading candidates for the speaker’s gavel now appear to be Leo Daughtry (R-Johnston), Nelson Dollar (R-Wake) and Tim Moore (R-Cleveland).  My sources tell me Daughtry appears — right now — to have the upper hand in that group.  I am hearing that Daughtry is raising a lot of money for the GOP House caucus.  But there is still a lot of time.  (For the record, we’re not thrilled with ANY of those three guys.) legis

My sources tell me there is a serious move afoot among Republican House members to dramatically reform the job description of the House speaker.  I am told there is a proposal under consideration to strip quite a few powers from the speaker position and put them in the hands of the majority caucus.

Sources tell me that current House majority leader Edgar Starnes is likely to have some competition for that job when the new House session kicks off at the beginning of 2015.   I am told that the names of Jason Saine (R-Lincoln) and Jamie Boles (R-Moore) are being floated as potential majority leader candidates.

 

4 thoughts on “#ncga: The dawn of the post-Tillis era

  1. Yay. Jason Saine is ALEC’s NC State Chairman, and Jamie Boles is an ALEC member too. Working for the constituents can go to hell – let the Privatization Train ride…

    1. ALEC used to be a respected conservative state policy group, but in recent years, it has been almost totally captured by the special interests. Like Tillis, they are rent boys for the special interests.

  2. I think the next speaker will have to be a little more careful. Obviously the people are not all that enthused with Speaker Tillis’ record in the House. It seems that more voters are in favor of Hagan’s legislative style than Tillis. Cutting spending is not the way to win the heart of the voters. Looks like the voters want more taxes and more spending. I doubt the next speaker will be willing to rock the “Jim Hunt” boat.

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