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Thursday Wrap: Hail the cherry bounce

Posted May 22, 2014

— Senate Republicans used parliamentary procedures to avoid voting on various environmental amendments to a sweeping regulatory reform bill, which won key approval. It faces a final vote next week.

The Senate also gave final approval to a bill speeding up natural gas drilling in North Carolina, but an effort to move tort reform to the Senate floor bogged down.

Meanwhile, the House met in the State Capitol to commemorate the 220th anniversary of North Carolina's legislature first meeting in Raleigh. The area was chosen because of its proximity to Isaac Hunter's tavern, which served a delectable potable known as a cherry bounce.

After the Memorial Day holiday, expect budget bills to start surfacing.

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  • tayled May 25, 2014

    Typical GA operations. Fast track a bill that should have never seen the light of day, but delay a bill that is one of the keys to true health care reform, that being tort reform. But wait, oh yeajh, who are the legislators? LAWYERS who would oppose tort reform because it might hurt their bottom line if they could not sue people for millions.