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Thursday wrap: House, Senate butt heads again

Posted April 25, 2013

— A glitch knocks the Republican-backed effort to restructure state boards off track, while school safety and regulatory reform bills advance.

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The House rejected a deal negotiated with the Senate over a bill that would strip several key regulatory boards and commissions of Democratic appointees because it also would unseat two judges appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

The House also approved a bill designed to upgrade school security, but provisions that would have spent $34 million over two years to hire more school resource officers and counselors and install panic buttons in every classroom were stripped out of the bill.

Meanwhile, a Senate panel passed legislation that guts environmental regulations by requiring cities and counties to repeal any rules stricter than state or federal law and require state environmental oversight boards and agencies to repeal or rewrite any state rule stricter than federal regulations.

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  • cbntmaker Apr 29, 2013

    I absolutely love the heading for this story. It says it all!!!!!!

  • indrdw Apr 29, 2013

    floydthebarber. The republicans are getting us ready for fracking. I agree with you, it is sad that our natural resources are not worth as much to the politicians as money.

  • floydthebarber Apr 26, 2013

    Yes, let's all join a race to the bottom in environmental regulation! What part of legacy left for your children do these republicons not understand? Our state attracts and retains millions of people because of our natural beauty. We should be fighitng to protect and EXPAND that beauty.

    We need strong Democrats back in our legislature pronto.