The Long Short Session
Short session adjourns sine die, work unfinished
Lawmakers adjourned sine die last week, passing the resolution to officially conclude the 2014 legislative short session. The session produced unjust and inadequate legislation that continues to push the state in the wrong direction. The teacher pay ‘raises’ are misleading, access to vital unemployment benefits have been further restricted, the denial of Medicaid continues, and the regulatory restrictions designed to protect North Carolina citizens and resources have been loosened. North Carolinians have had a summer of failed policies and promises by Republicans and voters will hold Republicans accountable at the polls.