The latest? In case you missed as relayed via Verla Insko the pm:
Yesterday NC's GOP-controlled state legislature failed to muster the 3/5th majority to overturn Democratic Governor Perdue's veto of a Voter ID Bill. Today the GOP made a back-door procedural maneuver to circumvent yesterday's vote. A series of local bills was moved into the Rules Committee, the purpose being to replace the contents of the local bills with the Voter ID requirements overridden yesterday.
The Governor cannot veto local bills.
All of this is chapter-and-verse voter suppression legislation nationwide driven the the Koch et al-inspired ALEC "think tank"- which disseminates policy-in-a-box model legislation.
Tillis moved to NC from VA in the '90s. Ex-IBM exec and partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Ran and elected in 2006; Speaker four laters. He's no fool, plays hardball and adept at procedural maneuvering. No point in whining about his legitimate leverage of the procedural rules to push conservative agenda; it's the agenda that is insidious and which should ignite more than letters, calls, blogs and the like. Some of you are old enough to remember civil disobedience- and its effectiveness? Just saying...
When I was a kid my mom taught me the politically-incorrect lesson that if a bully threatened me to punch him hard between the eyes and he'd never bother me again.
I did so only once. It worked. Long past time to take the gloves off.
BlueNC is dedicated to making North Carolina a more progressive and prosperous state. If your intention is to disrupt this effort, please find somewhere else to express your opinions.