The chaos of the final week of the General Assembly seems a fitting end to this extremist, out of control session. It had most of the things we have seen for the last two years — misguided right-wing ideology, slimy secret deals, blatant hypocrisy and abuses of the democratic process.
The Republicans mustered the votes to override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s vetoes of the budget bill, the repeal of the Racial Justice Act and legislation legalizing the dangerous practice of fracking in North Carolina.
In each case, a handful of Democrats joined with the Republican majority and the intrigue around why dominated most of the stories about the last days of the session.
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