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Legislative leadership looks familiar

Posted December 17, 2008

— Democrats will stay in the driver's seat in the upcoming legislative session.

House and Senate members caucused Wednesday to nominate lawmakers for the top posts.

As a result, Joe Hackney will return for a second term as speaker of the house. William Wainwright was selected as speaker pro tem. House Majority Leader Hugh Holliman will return in that role.

In the Senate, Marc Basnight will continue as president pro tem and Tony Rand will return as majority leader. 

The General Assembly begins its 2009 session on Jan. 28.


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  • whatelseisnew Dec 18, 2008

    Yep the tax man is coming for your money.

  • nobama Dec 17, 2008

    Legislators heading to Raleigh!!!

    Hide your wallet, they will try to raise taxes when they get there.

  • TechRescue Dec 17, 2008

    And so the hogs gather around the trough....

    Anyone interested in getting a pool up on how many of our democratic representatives are indicted THIS year?

  • chfdcpt Dec 17, 2008

    ifc, how true. I guess there is no love to share when they are in power. Other than that, SSDD

  • ifcdirector Dec 17, 2008

    It's great they have decided to share power with the Republicans er..........wait......that's just when the Republicans are in control and they can bribe a few convenient traitors over their way. What was I thinking? Silly me. Tax on Comrades to victory.