Here we go again:
— Lindsay Marchello (@LynnMarch007) July 8, 2019
But it's not in the Veto garage, it's in the Veto driveway. Just leaving it on the Agenda until enough Dems go to the bathroom? You can tell Phil Berger is about to blow his top:
Cooper invited #NCGA leadership for a meeting tomorrow before his press conference. In what is probably the strongest worded press release I’ve seen in awhile, Sen. Berger threatens to take all member money “off the table” if members hold up the budget. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/FCmeyO4lbv
— Lauren Horsch (@LaurenHorsch) July 9, 2019
In the absence of a line-item Veto, of course the entire Budget is being held back. But Phil Berger is the very last person who should talk about hostages. Hostage-taking is the only way he knows how to lead.
After sitting in the House Health Committee since April 10, HB 655 will get a hearing tomorrow. Bill sponsor Rep. Danny Lambeth calls it "an insurance alternative for working, low-income individuals." #ncga #ncpol
Background from @NCHealthNews: https://t.co/bNbuXJAJvV
— Lauren Horsch (@LaurenHorsch) July 8, 2019
Yes, it should get a hearing. Maybe a couple of hearings. But the Budget still sucks, regardless of this carrot-dangling. Fix it.
— Rust (@FerrousAmmonium) July 8, 2019
Yeah, Brent will talk (write) your ear off when it comes to AirBnB, but his party-line rhetoric is so tired it can't walk to the mailbox.
With @JohnHoodNC on this:
“Lawmakers and voters of all affiliations should recognize that North Carolina need not and should not be the site of a disproportionate amount of the nation’s redistricting cases. Litigation is costly, tiring, and divisive.” #ncpol https://t.co/nDAEFWNtLU
— Josh Lawson (@josh_lawson) July 8, 2019
I'm glad John Hood is against gerrymandering, but lest we forget: The 2010 debacle that gave the NC GOP absolute control over the General Assembly, which then took racial and partisan gerrymandering to a whole new level, was engineered in a large part by hundreds of thousands of dollars from Art Pope. If John was truly a strong advocate for redistricting reform, he could have stopped (or softened) that gerrymandering, and avoided said "costly, tiring, and divisive" litigation. But here we are.
Educators are a critical part of the Istation process. We know that using technology in the classroom in no way replaces the teacher, but advanced technology and tools can help a teacher be even more effective. #nced #ncpol #ncga https://t.co/Jx5ZpnIvcp
— Istation North Carolina (@IstationNC) July 8, 2019
Also known as "Lobbying via Twitter." It's promotional crap like this that sullies the platform, IMO. Aside from the rabid right-wingers, that is:
— Joyce Krawiec (@joycekrawiec) July 5, 2019
What? Seriously, what? Are you on house arrest like Paul was? You know what, forget I asked...
— Jordan Roberts (@JordanRobertsNC) July 8, 2019
Wait, so you wrote a letter in response to an editorial, and somebody wrote a letter in response to your letter in response. And this is your response to the response of your response. See, that's why newspapers make you wait for a few weeks before they publish another letter, because that shit is straight out of middle-school.
Today in House Rules: We're debating whether you should be able to buy cigars through the mail without an age verification process. Apparently the verification rule is in place for all other tobacco products, but there's opposition on committee to treating cigars the same #ncpol
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) July 8, 2019
Even if I had the energy, just the thought of trying to follow the underage cigar money trail gives me the beginnings of a headache...
Your side can't seem to get your "facts" straight.
The fact remains there's no FED money to pay for this, the NC #medicaid system is riddled with fraud and it's irresponsible when able-bodies can work for coverage, or #optout of ins altogether. #ncpol
— Angela Humphries (@AngelaHumphrie9) July 8, 2019
None of those things are even remotely true. This is why we can't have nice things, because 1/3 of all Americans are morons.
— Travis Fain (@TravisFain) July 9, 2019
Dan Forest has been "running for Governor" ever since he graduated from pre-school. He'll probably still be running in 2036...
On that depressing note, here's your Onion:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 7, 2019
"Oh this is nothing. You want hot, you should go to the Outback like I did."