NC Legislature Adjourns, Some Agreements Made

The North Carolina General Assembly has finished its regular work for the year after approving a compromise on an ethics, campaign finance and government reform package. Lawmakers also have agreed that police must take DNA samples from some suspects.

The Legislature adjourned at 5:32 a.m. Saturday, more than 19 hours after the House and Senate gaveled in what became a marathon session.

Passing the ethics legislation marked the completion of the two chambers' most pressing job for the two-month session, separate from the state budget. The House also held a rancorous debate over extending the DNA database to include people accused of serious crimes.

Gov. Beverly Perdue has 30 days to act on dozens of bills. Barring a veto override session, the Legislature won't meet again until January.

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  • by Justice on Jul 11, 2010 at 10:16 AM
    Yea, they compromised, they all agreed, they will write the law to satisfy the masses, included some lookhole words, and they wont tell on each other or enforce it. HOW can goverment write rules to govern themselves, how they act? Thats a joke.
  • by Ruby Location: Roper on Jul 11, 2010 at 08:39 AM
    I cannot believe that the minister was fired for using the word Jesus Christ in a prayer in the NC legislature. What is happening to christians in this country. Stand up, America, for Jesus Christ or be doomed.
  • by a Location: nc on Jul 11, 2010 at 07:38 AM
    To Justice, I agree 100%.
  • by Chuck WireWiggler Location: Frogtussle, NC on Jul 11, 2010 at 06:49 AM
    I love it when NC Legislature Adjourns because it means they can not be creating new laws or adding new taxes, Oh they aren't called taxes anymore, they are user's fees. Anyway legislature, stay at home as LONG as you would like.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Jul 11, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    A compromise on ethics?? I thought their ethics was already compromised. Will they now be even more compromised?? Sounds about par for the course for NC politicians and bureaucrats.
  • by over taxed, freedom lost citizen Location: washington on Jul 11, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    They wont meet again until january. So thats 6 months of vacation. What do they get paid and why do we pay them?
  • by joe stroud Location: morehead on Jul 10, 2010 at 07:30 PM
    Ask yourself one question. Do we now have more frredom or less freedom now that the esteemed legislature has met?
  • by Justice on Jul 10, 2010 at 06:45 PM
    How can you expect the fox to regulate himself inside the henhouse. Asking the goverment to make ethics for themselves is a joke. I believe everyone in goverment should take a lie detector test every 12 months, if they fail , they are fired. Thats real reform.

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