Thursday Wrap: Wearing our stupid hats

Posted July 3

After 28 amendments and two days of sometimes tense debate, the state House has finished work on its version of a bill to regulate coal ash ponds throughout the state. Like many items left on the General Assembly’s agenda, it is likely headed to a conference committee to work out differences between the House and Senate.

Also in today's version of The Wrap:

  • updates from Thursday’s late night House action, including a new ferry tolling bill and a quick fix to an unemployment measure.
  • looking ahead to next week as lawmakers look to settle the budget and other legislation where the House and Senate have differences. 
  • why Rep. Jim Fulghum is withdrawing from his state Senate campaign.
  • a quick follow up on last year's controversial abortion bill and why it might not yet have its intended impact. 

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  • cooldela1966 Jul 8, 10:36 a.m.

    Is the stupid hat the same hat the Tea Party people wear?

    Or do they wear the tin foil hat?

    I like the straw hat that Thad Eure wore. It was classy.

  • computer trainer Jul 7, 2:14 p.m.

    You know, I kind of like the term "STUPID HAT". Sometimes you just have to let people know where THEY stand.

    Yes, Gov McC said it and you know what, it was a true assessment of some folks. They just do NOT think. They just do what they want and then someone else has to BAIL them out.

  • jgilchr Jul 7, 12:50 p.m.

    McCrory is always wearing his.

  • Ijaz Fahted Jul 7, 8:22 a.m.

    Clearly you are wearing your "stupid hats". I'm sure there is a reason for this, but it seems you left that out of your article. Maybe you mention it in your video. I guess I'll not know since I can't watch videos at work. Would be nice to include some sort of explanation of why they are wearing "stupid hats".