Wednesday Wrap: Good day to be legislative reporter

Posted June 3, 2015

— The was no shortage of news out of the General Assembly on Wednesday.

The House and the Senate voted to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of the so-called "ag-gag" bill, which would allow businesses to sue employees who secretly gather information about their workplaces. Senators even went into recess to give the House time to act on the override before coming back into session for their own vote.

A bill that would extend the waiting period for women seeking abortions from 24 to 72 hours is on its way to McCrory after winning final approval in the House.

The House also gave preliminary approval to an alcohol omnibus bill, which would ban the sale of powdered alcohol and allow distilleries to sell bottles of their liquor to people who tour their plants.

The House Rules Committee narrowly approved a gun omnibus bill, which would eliminate the state's pistol purchase permit – and criminal background check – by 2021. Sheriffs oppose the provision, saying they have access to more information that the national check required for purchases from federally licensed gun dealers.

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  • Charlie Watkins Jun 4, 2015
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    I would think every day was a good day to be a legislative reporter.

    Just write that the Republicans are bad and the Democrats are good and you get a raise.

    Who couldn't do that job?