Friday Wrap: Sine won't die

Posted August 15, 2014

— The two-day addendum legislative session will stretch into at least four days – and into another week – after lawmakers couldn't agree on several measures Friday.

A contentious House Republican caucus rebelled at the prospect of voting on a bill that affects local sales tax rates and includes various economic development provisions.

The Senate tied that bill to a budget fix that would give school districts more flexibility in moving salary money around for teachers and teaching assistants.

Meanwhile, House Speaker Thom Tillis said the chamber will adjourn for the year once these issues are settled and won't return in November for a proposed special session to debate Medicaid reform and a plan to clean up coal ash ponds around the state.

It's unclear if lawmakers could move coal ash legislation next week while lawmakers remain in Raleigh.


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  • Ijaz Fahted Aug 19, 2014
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    I guess they need to write for the average reader and not those with a major in political science.

  • disgusted2010 Aug 18, 2014

    This is what happens when civics and history are no longer taught in public schools.

  • iopsyc Aug 18, 2014

    I, like several others, was baffled by the headline. Thanks to a different political story, and help from The Goog, I have determined....
    They are referring to "adjournment sine die" which itself refers to the end of the legislative session.

    Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjournment_sine_die

  • Eq Videri Aug 18, 2014
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    Amen. But there's a lot of political calculus involved.

  • Mike Watson Aug 18, 2014
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    I'm glad Sine won't die, now I just hope cosine will stay on track and not go off on a tangent!

  • kwindham852 Aug 18, 2014

    No beaupeep, you are not. And this isn't the first time. Maybe this is meant to be a parody of the area they cover-the title does not connect with the topic, sort of like legislative bills.

  • beaupeep Aug 18, 2014

    Am I the only one who has no idea what the headline means?