Birth Carolina’s ‘ram session’ … unprecedented! Shows the true face of the GOP ….
North Carolina Gov.-elect Roy Cooper, a Democrat, has threatened to sue the state’s Republican-controlled legislature as lawmakers are pressing ahead with plans to strip the incoming governor of certain executive powers less than three weeks before his inauguration.
GOP lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would severely cripple the state’s executive office by requiring Senate confirmation for cabinet appointments, cutting the number of employees who work directly for the governor by 1,200 and eliminating the governor’s power to pick certain university trustees. The bill passed the House Thursday evening by a vote of 70-36 and will move next to the state Senate.
In a surprise move, the measure was introduced Wednesday during a special session ostensibly called by the General Assembly to consider relief for Hurricane Matthew victims. Lawmakers did indeed approve a $201 million aid package earlier in the day, but then moved onto a series…
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