Legislature Meets, No Recorded Votes Taken

Republican leaders at the North Carolina General Assembly followed through on their word and conducted no business while meeting in Raleigh for less than 15 minutes.

The short floor sessions Thursday in the House and Senate did not relieve the suspicion by Democrats and dozens of activists opposed to GOP policies. House Democrats say they lost trust in Republican leaders last month when they held an unscheduled after-midnight session to override a veto by Gov. Beverly Perdue involving member dues and the North Carolina Association of Educators.

About 75 people critical of the Republican agenda rallied outside the Legislative Building before the noon session.

Months ago Republican leaders scheduled up to three days of work sessions this week to handle possible election district matters that never materialized.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Mack Location: East of I-95 on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:39 PM
    Finally, a session that didn't raise taxes.
  • by really? on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:08 PM
    To all you so-called conservatives who call themselves that because you like how the word sounds, here is what a REAL conservative had to say: http://www.azcentral.com/specials/special25/articles/0531goldwater2.html?&wired You know-it-alls like Snake Oil are exactly the ones that Goldwater described.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:47 PM in reply to really?
      Let me guess. You read the article and only remembered the parts that agree with you. The conservative message is simple: you Libs need to just leave people alone. The government has no place deciding how we live our lives.
  • by sooth sayer on Feb 16, 2012 at 12:33 PM
    NC will go completely republican both the legislature and Governor! Most US congressional members from NC will be republican to BUT Obama will be reelected and this will mean NC will get next to nothing from the feds and all these state republicans want to cut and cut it will cost many jobs when they cut to and save nothing! this state is in a heap of financial trouble the next few years!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:12 PM in reply to sooth sayer
      Yes, we must tax more and spend more so we can have more jobs!!!
  • by Dark Horse on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:44 AM
    We're doomed. If this isn't the biggest waste of time on behalf of the citizens of NC, I don't know what is.
  • by Ralph Location: Winterville on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    What a waste of my taxes! Did nothing but get paid. The leadership showed no ethics. Guess they needed to get away from the real world. The republican dictatorship is showing it's true colors. Spend money on our friends and no regards to the citizens.
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      by LOL on Feb 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM in reply to Ralph
      "republican dictatorship", now that has got to be the joke of the month, thanks for the laugh!!!
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 16, 2012 at 03:21 PM in reply to LOL
        I couldn't believe he even posted that...now you know why I call them libterds....
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    What?! The Repugs did NOthing! How strange is that huh? And they get paid for this.
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