And the winner is...
Senate Leader Phil Berger bestows the Oxmeter for the first time in the 2011 session. Who was the, um, "honoree"?Posted — Updated
Senate Leader Phil Berger handed it out for the first time this session. The winner: Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown, R-Onslow.
Brown was the sponsor of S110, "Permit Terminal Groins."
Terminal groins are kind of like jetties - "hardened structures" that protect inlets. They're banned in NC for environmental reasons, but Brown's measure would allow them in limited cases. It passed easily.
Berger said it was a "difficult decision" for the Oxmeter Committee.
"After hearing Senator Stevens [on the Red Route bill] today, we felt like maybe his performance actually outdid Senator Brown's," Berger told the Senate. "But the title of his bill actually won the day."
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