NCGOPe’s Love /Hate relationship with Josh Stein

The GOP leadership on Jones Street lashed out hard at Attorney General Josh Stein for hamstringing efforts to carry out death sentences in North Carolina. Meanwhile, another top legislative Republican is teaming with Stein on some legislation in what some observers might describe as a, um, sketchy PR stunt.

Here is what the kids call “the deets” or “the 411”:

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced on Monday that he planned to investigate Uber as part of his office’s attempts to strengthen consumer protections against data breaches.

The announcement came up during a news conference in which Stein, a Democrat, teamed up with Rep. Jason Saine, a Lincoln County Republican, to advocate for legislation that would require companies that experience data breaches to notify consumers more quickly.

Saine said he plans to introduce the proposal during the General Assembly’s short session which begins in May. He hopes to gain support from both parties.

“Obviously with the attorney general and I before you, it’s already a bipartisan effort,” Saine said at a news conference on Monday. […]

*Bipartisanship? Holy Thom Tilli$$$, Batman!*  (Sounds like someone is trying to earn brownie points in order to avoid being prosecuted for basically the same thing that got Fletcher Hartsell run out of Jones Street and into the hoosegow.)

The last time I checked, ol’ Josh no longer has a vote on Jones Street. But,  I digress.

it’s a nice thought to force major corporations that have no brick-and-mortar presence in NC to report data breaches sooner.  But North Carolina already has laws on the books dealing with this — as do 47 other states.