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TerdFerguson
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We are so fucked. NCGOP about to be cut loose with a veto proof majority?

Fuck Tricia Cotham.
Fuck Tim Moore (who is allegedly fucking Tricia Cotham btw).
Fuck these power hungry politicians that will say, do, or fuck whatever is needed to win. This state is driving me fucking crazy.

4/4/2023 5:59:48 PM

The Coz
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SC doesn't even have the luxury of a potential veto.

I don't really understand how this happens. Why are stupid people so much more motivated to vote?

TN trying to go one better:

Tennessee House Republicans take steps to remove Democratic lawmakers after they joined gun control protest
https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/04/us/tennessee-reps-expulsion-gun-control/index.html

4/4/2023 7:16:53 PM

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https://www.wral.com/story/this-is-needed-legislation-gop-lawmakers-say-about-transgender-athlete-bill/20799501/

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"'This is needed legislation,' GOP lawmakers say about transgender athlete bill"


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"There are currently about 15 known transgender high school student-athletes in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. That’s less than one-one thousandth of a percent of the roughly 180,000 student-athletes who participated statewide last year, or about one in every 12,000."

4/6/2023 12:46:11 PM

Bullet
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Man, wtf?:

https://www.wral.com/story/nc-republicans-propose-banning-drag-shows-with-felony-charges/20816886/

4/18/2023 3:17:11 PM

thegoodlife3
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they’re bigoted pieces of shit

4/18/2023 3:20:57 PM

emnsk
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if only we could ban being a little bitch lol

4/18/2023 3:29:23 PM

Bullet
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Man, wtf?

https://www.wral.com/story/nc-house-leaders-back-bill-allowing-healthcare-workers-to-turn-away-patients-for-moral-reasons/20832265/

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"The bill reiterates a decade-old state law that allows any healthcare provider to object to performing abortions on religious grounds. However, H819 goes far beyond abortion to allow the refusal of any type of care to any person. That could include refusal of care to patients based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or even political opinions or marital status, opponents say."

4/28/2023 9:25:09 AM

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https://apnews.com/article/north-carolina-redistricting-voting-maps-bfe03c47daeca14444f15bc9e6438d4a

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"In massive victories for Republicans, the North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday threw out a previous ruling against gerrymandered voting maps and upheld a photo voter identification law that colleagues had struck down as racially biased.

The rulings likely give the GOP-controlled legislature the ability to rework the state's congressional map for next year’s election to help Republicans gain seats in the narrowly divided U.S. House...

Friday's 5-2 rulings also mean that state lawmakers should have greater latitude in drawing General Assembly seat boundaries for the next decade, and that a photo ID mandate approved by the GOP-controlled legislature in late 2018 could be enforced in time for the 2024 elections.

In another court decision Friday along party lines, the justices overturned a trial court decision on when the voting rights of convicted felons can be restored. That means potentially tens of thousands of people convicted of felonies will have to keep waiting to completed their probation or parole or pay their fines to qualify to vote again."


[Edited on April 28, 2023 at 1:39 PM. Reason : ]

4/28/2023 1:32:59 PM

emnsk
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^^ hippocrates in pain rn

[Edited on April 28, 2023 at 1:46 PM. Reason : -]

4/28/2023 1:45:58 PM

Bullet
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https://www.wral.com/story/nc-republicans-want-to-ban-banks-from-shutting-out-gun-makers-and-owners/20832820/

4/28/2023 4:59:38 PM

utowncha
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also we have voter ID now, thanks NC supreme court

5/1/2023 7:27:54 AM

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^^"You don't shut out gun makers and owners!"?

[Edited on May 1, 2023 at 9:06 AM. Reason : Stone Cold Chit Chat reference.]

5/1/2023 9:05:19 AM

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https://www.wral.com/story/gop-lawmakers-want-to-pay-for-students-private-education-how-we-got-here-and-why-they-face-resistance/20834411/

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"Annual spending on private school vouchers would become one of North Carolina’s biggest education expenditures under legislation making its way through both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly.

Senate Bill 406 and House Bill 823 would provide more than $400 million toward private school vouchers by the 2025-26 school year, an amount that would gradually increase to well above $500 million by 2032.
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5/1/2023 12:49:19 PM

marko
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Tax the goddamn churches.

5/2/2023 11:10:20 AM

thegoodlife3
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https://www.wral.com/story/you-re-killing-my-kid-over-protests-house-advances-bill-to-ban-gender-surgery-for-trans-teens/20839333/

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"Opponents of the bill, including doctors and parents, had signed up to speak during the committee meeting. But they weren't allowed to speak. Chairwoman Rep Erin Paré, R-Wake, said the committee had no time for questions or comments from members, or for public comment. She called the voice vote, which appeared to be along party lines."


evil fucking cowards

5/2/2023 4:11:58 PM

The Coz
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No time for questions or comments! This LAW is needed urgently!

5/2/2023 8:27:11 PM

Bullet
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Editorial:

https://www.wral.com/story/editorial-the-people-are-the-last-folks-legislators-seem-to-care-about/20842344/

5/4/2023 10:49:21 AM

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Glad we gave this responsible gun owner his firearm back after he tried bringing it onboard a plane

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/05/politics/madison-cawthorn-loaded-handgun-airport/index.html

5/5/2023 12:26:57 PM

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GOP frontrunner for NC governor mocked school shooting survivors and once justified shooting protesters

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/04/politics/kfile-nc-lt-gov-mark-robinson-mocked-school-shooting-survivors/index.html

5/6/2023 10:16:09 AM

Bullet
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^Apparently CNN is doing a series pointing out Mark Robinson's hypocrisies:

https://www.wral.com/story/republican-front-runner-for-north-carolina-governor-attacked-civil-rights-movement-so-many-freedoms-were-lost/20855741/

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""So many things were lost during the civil rights movement. So many freedoms were lost during the civil rights movement. They shouldn't have been lost," Robinson said in a March 2018 podcast episode.
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"You talk about the sit-in movement. We're in a free market system. So we've got a place called Woolworth in Greensboro that won't serve Blacks at the lunch counter. What do you do? You go down there and you sit at the lunch counter and you demand for these people to take your money. How crazy is that?" said Robinson in March 2018. "That's not what you do in a free market system. What you do in a free market system is you just say, 'Hey guys, these guys don't treat people fair. Do not eat here.'"

"A place where everybody can eat and let's see who does the best. That's what you do in a free market system. You don't force these guys to take your -- sit there and you know, 'You're gonna take my money. You're gonna take my money. I'm gonna enrich you whether you like it or not,'" he said, adopting a silly voice. "That's a ridiculous premise. You know, and I've always argued that. But it goes hand-in-hand with that whole thing of, uh, communists and socialists slowly pulling the rug out from underneath capitalism and free choice and the free market."
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But in a story Robinson relayed on a podcast in June 2022, during his first term as lieutenant governor, he recalled sitting at the lunch counter at Woolworth's as a child and not appreciating the history of the place.

"I used to sit at that counter and eat that hot, eat, eat my food. My feet wouldn't even touch the floor when I sat on the stool 'cause I was so small. And I sat at that counter and when I think back on it now, I think I had no idea what happened there as a kid. I had no idea the cost that people had to pay for me to be able to come in there and sit at that counter. And that's just always been something that's been very striking," said Robinson.
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5/12/2023 9:53:03 AM

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What's very striking is that this moron is the Lt. Governor.

5/12/2023 12:10:24 PM

Bullet
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(and potentially our next governor...)

5/12/2023 12:18:21 PM

The Coz
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I want to say that people aren't that dumb, but I won't because I know they are.

5/12/2023 1:49:31 PM

thegoodlife3
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Tricia Cotham is one of the most vile politicians in the history of the state

https://twitter.com/pblest/status/1658644370256457737?s=46

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" Tricia Cotham is, to this day, still listed as a cosponsor on a Democratic bill *introduced in January* to codify Roe. Not even four full months ago. That’s how little she gives a shit"


[Edited on May 16, 2023 at 9:35 PM. Reason : fuck her]

5/16/2023 9:23:14 PM

The Coz
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She busted!

5/16/2023 9:55:02 PM

emnsk
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is there any chance she was somehow radicalized in private

5/17/2023 1:18:19 AM

TreeTwista10
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I think Tim Moore radicalized her privates

5/17/2023 1:31:06 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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If the rumors are true, I fully expect Tim Moore to kick Tricia Cotham to the curb once he no longer needs her vote.

5/17/2023 11:02:04 AM

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NC politics is a joke.

5/17/2023 4:54:08 PM

thegoodlife3
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https://www.wral.com/story/nc-lawmaker-asks-black-colleague-would-you-have-gone-to-harvard-if-not-an-athlete-or-a-minority/20866163/

5/17/2023 6:28:50 PM

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"But House Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican, who said he was reading a note and didn't hear what was happening, . . ."

5/17/2023 6:52:40 PM

thegoodlife3
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I hadn’t seen the video of ^^ until just now and holy fuck. an absolute caricature of a dipshit Republican:

https://twitter.com/abreezeclayton/status/1659004143841730561?s=46

5/18/2023 4:07:08 PM

utowncha
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so Cotham is doing this to get back at the democrats harassing her at home, right?

so im sure this will lessen that lol.

5/18/2023 4:30:57 PM

thegoodlife3
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no

5/18/2023 5:10:08 PM

utowncha
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so she is/was:

1) always a republican

2) banging someone

3) really hates activists? was anyone actually vandalizing her home?

4) very petty? apparently there was an instance where democrats didnt clap for her lol.

5/18/2023 5:16:11 PM

thegoodlife3
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cynicism

the answer is cynicism

she is unprincipled and only cares about power

5/18/2023 8:23:39 PM

Bullet
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https://www.wral.com/story/editorial-when-prejudice-comes-out-of-the-closet/20868913/

5/19/2023 9:52:56 AM

Bullet
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+1?

https://www.wral.com/story/after-controversial-comments-two-gop-lawmakers-no-longer-have-leadership-roles/20879551/

5/25/2023 12:19:22 PM

thegoodlife3
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https://www.wral.com/story/retired-air-force-veteran-s-comments-on-woke-nonsense-at-johnston-county-memorial-day-speech-draws-ire-from-some/20886873/

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"Retired Air Force veteran's comments on 'woke nonsense' at Johnston County Memorial Day speech draws ire from some"

5/31/2023 10:09:12 AM

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Retired Armed Forces Bigot Speaks in JoCo. News at 11!

5/31/2023 2:18:39 PM

Bullet
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https://www.wral.com/story/nc-lawmakers-expected-to-roll-out-major-election-law-changes-with-input-from-former-trump-lawyer/20889083/

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"NC lawmakers expected to roll out major election law changes, with input from former Trump lawyer
Republican operatives and legislators expect a massive package of laws -- affecting voter ID, early voting, mail-in ballots, voter registration rules and more -- to be filed in the coming days.
Posted 10:04 p.m. Yesterday - Updated 10:55 p.m. Yesterday
By Will Doran , WRAL state government reporter

The 2024 elections in North Carolina could be conducted under far stricter rules under a proposal being crafted behind closed doors by Republican lawmakers — with input from a lawyer best known for assisting in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Republican operatives and state lawmakers expect a massive package of laws — affecting everything from voter ID to early voting, mail-in ballots, voter registration rules and more — to be filed in the coming days.

“From talking to leaders in the House and Senate, it appears they’re going to bundle all these meritorious changes … and put them in an omnibus bill,” Jim Womack, a longtime GOP politician and party insider familiar with Republican leaders’ thinking on the issue, said in an interview Wednesday afternoon. “This is something my group has been pushing for.”

Womack’s group is the Election Integrity Network, whose state chapter he runs with Cleta Mitchell, a former lawyer for then-President Donald Trump. She and Womack have met with high-ranking Republican lawmakers in recent weeks, pushing their goals for changes to election laws ahead of the 2024 elections. They say their changes will add security to elections and give people more faith that future results aren’t rigged.

“The biggest issue across the nation is distrust in elections,” Womack said. “And it’s not just conservatives. It is more with conservatives, but it’s both sides.”

Mitchell was one of several lawyers heavily involved in Trump’s failed efforts to overturn the 2020 election results — including the famous call she, Trump and others made to Georgia election officials when Trump pressured the officials to “find” enough votes to let him win the state instead of his Democratic opponent Joe Biden, who actually won. A Georgia grand jury has been investigating the incident and whether to charge Trump criminally.

In recent months, she has made national news for her efforts in conservative circles to make it harder for younger people to vote in 2024, including by shortening the time available for voting and by restricting polling places on college campuses.

'A big deal'
Publicly, Mitchell and other Republicans say changing election laws isn't intended to target Democratic-leaning voters, but to help election security and combat fraud. Efforts to reach Mitchell for comment were unsuccessful on Wednesday.

Voter fraud is extremely rare; a 2016 audit by North Carolina officials found just two cases of voter impersonation in that year’s elections, out of 4.8 million ballots cast. But it does happen; in 2018 North Carolina had to re-do a Congressional election because a campaign consultant for the Republican candidate was accused of submitting hundreds of fraudulent mail-in ballots. McCrae Dowless, the accused fixer, died last year while awaiting trial.

Critics such as Democratic State Rep. Pricey Harrison say the changes Republicans are expected to roll out are mainly meant to disenfranchise Democratic voters. The last major overhaul of state elections law came in 2013, and was later struck down in court for targeting Black voters with what the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals called “almost surgical precision.”

Harrison, who has long served on the election committee in the state House, said she’s been told almost nothing about the expected proposal. She suspects that many of her Republican colleagues in the General Assembly are similarly in the dark. She speculated that the effort is being driven by Republican leaders in Washington — an attempt to give the GOP any edge it can get in upcoming elections, when North Carolina is once again expected to be a key swing state.

“I think these decisions are being made at a much higher pay grade than even the committee chair,” she said.

Rep. Destin Hall, a top House Republican, acknowledged that House and Senate GOP leaders have been going back and forth behind closed doors about what should or shouldn’t be in the elections bill. As to when it might become public, he said, it’s hard to say.

Republicans are working on the state budget and a host of other initiatives — including sports betting, medical marijuana, an expansion of private school vouchers, the annual farm act and more. “We’re trying to move a lot of these big bills,” he said. “The elections bill would be a big deal.”

It’s unclear how much influence Mitchell and others have had in helping craft language of the expected proposal. Hall said he has never met with her. But a top Republican in the other chamber, Sen. Ralph Hise, said she’s one of many people he’s talked to about the bill.

Hise, who chairs the Senate’s elections committee, brushed aside questions about Mitchell’s involvement in the 2020 elections: “There are a lot of people who are concerned about the security and integrity of elections,” he said.

In recent years, election skepticism has grown in part because of disproven election conspiracies and false claims made by Trump and top allies such as Mitchell. Allegations of rigged elections persist in North Carolina even though Trump carried the state, Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis won reelection, and the GOP maintained control of the state legislature and won every statewide judicial race.

Womack said he thinks there’s more voter fraud than is officially reported and doesn’t trust the multiple audits by elections officials nationwide that have found little to no fraud, saying election officials have little incentive to make themselves look bad by reporting fraud.

“Even if there’s not any evidence of it, there’s certainly a lot of smoke coming off the 2020 elections,” he said.

What could be in the bill
Hise said that while he has been working with Womack and Mitchell on the bill, he and other GOP leaders have met with plenty of others as well: “I’ve talked to them,” Hise said. “I’ve heard from all sorts of groups across the state.”

Hise said the bill could touch on early voting — which was also a big focus of the 2013 law that was overturned for racial discrimination, since GOP lawmakers used past election data from the state to cut the days of early voting that Black people were most likely to use.

“Shortening the early voting period is something I would very much support it,” Hise said. “But I think it’s been clear from the 4th Circuit, at this point, that … there’s really not a lot of options for us to go back at that point.”

There are other ways GOP leaders could target early voting, though, such as cracking down on same-day registration — the law that allows people to register to vote and then cast a ballot on the same day during early voting. Hise and Womack said they’re concerned that some of the people who use that aren’t who they say they are.

Womack supports still allowing same-day registration, but with the change that those who use it would have to cast provisional ballots — which wouldn’t be counted unless they’re needed to settle a particularly close race.

He also wants big changes for partisan poll observers, and for North Carolina to scuttle plans to join ERIC, a national group whose supporters say is focused on helping fight voter fraud and making elections run more smoothly. Many conservatives think the group is more focused on helping Democrats win elections. ERIC couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday night.

“Their main focus is to add people to the voter rolls,” Womack said, adding: “There was an argument that said it’s a good thing for conservatives if more people vote. I fundamentally disagree with that.""

6/1/2023 9:11:33 AM

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Wasn't there some state where GOPers kept on saying to investigate voter fraud and when they did, they only found it being done by some conservative who was trying to save America by helping President Trump

6/1/2023 9:35:33 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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^^ lol at that last quote

6/1/2023 12:26:24 PM

The Coz
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^^Yes.

6/1/2023 4:38:56 PM

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https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article276001851.html

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" ‘This is even worse.’ NC GOP slammed for racist ‘pimp’ tweet about Rev. William Barber"


https://twitter.com/ncgop/status/1664299015041630213?s=46

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" Socialist Bernie Sanders is teaming up with poverty pimp William Barber to hold a rally with NC Democrats in Durham today.

While @NCDemParty embraces Sanders' push to make us more like his beloved USSR, Republicans work to protect the good old timeless values of the USA.
#ncpol"


cool party

[Edited on June 1, 2023 at 11:37 PM. Reason : .]

6/1/2023 11:36:54 PM

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Ah, those good old timeless values! Like owning people with more melanin.

6/2/2023 7:26:31 AM

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https://www.wral.com/story/north-carolina-democrats-seek-election-campaign-changes-after-lawmaker-switches-to-gop/20897711/

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"North Carolina state legislators who change party registrations midterm could be subject to an early election to keep the seat, according to a bill filed Tuesday by Senate Democrats in response to Rep. Tricia Cotham's switch to the GOP two months ago.

The measure would be prospective and wouldn't apply to Cotham, whose move gave Republicans a veto-proof majority in both General Assembly chambers. It likely won't get traction in the GOP-controlled Legislature. Her altered allegiance helped Republicans pass new abortion restrictions when they were able to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto on party-line votes.
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On Tuesday, Cotham shared her response to the legislation.

"I laughed at it at first. I think it's also just really, really sad," Cotham said. "There's a lot of work to be done at the general assembly right now. It's a very busy time.

"Clearly, they're not in the in crowd, working on legislation, working on this budget, working on solutions. They're coming up with just petty nonsense that really just shows their ineffectiveness. That's very unfortunate."
,,,
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What a terrible human being.

6/6/2023 4:47:10 PM

StTexan
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It is a pretty ineffective bill though

6/6/2023 9:14:59 PM

Bullet
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Why? Because of the Republicans super-majority??

6/7/2023 9:22:22 AM

StTexan
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Yeah its a waste of time

6/7/2023 4:56:17 PM

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