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“startling defeat of cynical legislating”

August 25, 2014

Charlotte Observer: “A troubling bill; a surprising no on economic incentives” by Peter St. Onge describes a moment in North Carolina legislature which he describes as a “a startling defeat of cynical legislating.”

It happened with H1224, an economic incentives bill that also would have limited how counties, including Mecklenburg, could raise sales taxes. The bill had turned into zombie legislation – dead and alive and dead again – before Senate Republicans revived it once more by linking it to two other bills.

The ‘startle’ is that the other Republicans stood against the leadership on principle as against passing unpopular legislation by linking it to more popular ideas:

in one unexpected moment, the party with power checked itself, for the better of everyone.

From → politics, Republican

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