My colleagues and I in the House held marathon sessions last week and completed our remaining work. We passed strong legislation on ethics and lobbying reforms, tougher regulations and monitoring of sex offenders, the creation of a new lottery oversight commission, a 1-year halt on new landfills, and efforts to crack down on illegal immigrants and drunk drivers.
House Speaker Jim Black (D-Mecklenburg), Majority Leader Joe Hackney (D-Orange), and other members of the House Democratic Caucus held a press conference on Thursday morning at the
The House and Senate adjourned simultaneously at 1:09 am on Friday morning, bringing an official close to the 2 1/2-month session.
Below is a short re-cap of some of the final bills that we passed during our last week before adjourning. In the coming weeks, I will provide more information regarding our accomplishments on education, health care, our economy, the environment, and other important issues during this year’s short session.
The Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday, January 24, 2007. During the interim, you can contact me via email at email@example.com or by calling my