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Rumors Abound.

Rumors about that any special session called to deal with the issue of how schools will deal with days of attendance lost to Hurricane Matthew may deal with another issue.

HB2? No.

The State Supreme Court.
What's wrong with it, you ask?
Mike Morgan won his election.
How to fix that?
Simple.
Add more justices.

When you can't win based on your ideas, you change the rules until you get your way.

The Constitution sets the number of justice. Two more can be added.

Stay tuned.

Good Neighbor Policy

Most of North Carolina knows about the telephone and internet services the town of Wilson offered to its citizens. Called Greenlight, it was such a threat to Time Warner, Comcast and AT&T that the telecom giants made donations to now-US Senator Thom Tillis that he spearheaded a bill through the legislature that denied all NC municipalities the ability to follow Wilson's lead and create their own wifi services for citizens.

Invest in the future, invest in education.

Our current state leadership projects a revenue surplus for the coming year. Yet they are asking all state agencies to show a 2% cut in their proposed budgets for the next legislative session.

School officials say a late August memo from Gov. Pat McCrory’s chief budget officer signals that all state departments, including the public schools, must soon present options for a 2 percent cut in their 2017-2019 budget, roughly a $173 million loss for North Carolina schools.

Early Vote Plans

You may want to wait till it's late at night and you can't sleep to read this one. Although it does supply some insight into the people of North Carolina!

As a Democrat, I can’t say enough good things about Josh Malcolm, one of the two Dem reps on the State Board Of Elections.(SBOE)

Marathon State Board of Elections Meeting

A few comments regarding the marathon meeting of the NC State Board of Elections held Thursday, all day and into the night.

Issue #1. There are 33 counties in need of having the state board adjudicate their plans for early-vote hours. One can reasonably expect at least 1, and possibly, 3 persons from each county would attend-- maybe 4, if one also counts the local county director of elections. The general pubic is invited to attend and a number of NC BOE staff members will be present.

'Get 'em out!'

Trump's promise to 'remove' the undocumented within 1 hour of being sworn into office would probably require the activation of every police officer, national Guard unit, and all the military. Every plane & bus would have to be commandeered to provide transportation, gas for these vehicles arranged, food, housing and medical attention for both troops and prisoners provided for whatever period of time was actually required to move people around.

AARP backs out of ALEC

Some of you know I was recently informed that the AARP had helped sponsor the recent ALEC conference in Indianapolis. I immediately went to their Facebook page and sent them a message expressing my disappointment. Today, I received the following message:

#HeroicBathroomWarrior

Here are 2, Thursday afternoon news items:

The NBA has pulled the All Star Game out of Charlotte, taking lots and lots of dollar$$$ with it.

and

Twitter is referring to our governor as #HeroicBathroomWarrior.

This is what happens when government gets involved with people's bathroom habits.

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