Friday, August 18, 2006

Greetings From Raleigh 8-18-06

The 2006 short session of the North Carolina General Assembly has ended, and I’m proud to report that numerous newspapers, Governor Mike Easley, and various advocacy groups from across the state have all said that it was one of the most successful and productive sessions in recent memory. My colleagues and I remained focused from the first day of session until the last on our priorities of improving education, making health care more affordable, strengthening our economy and creating new jobs, reducing crime in our neighborhoods, and protecting our environment.

The House Democratic Caucus announced a far-reaching agenda on opening day – May 9, 2006 – and on the final day of session, we noted that every item on our agenda and many other important bills had been passed during our ten weeks in Raleigh.

The Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at noon. During the interim, you can contact me via email at or by calling my Raleigh office at (919) 733-5771 or in Greensboro at (336) 274-5574. You can also find additional information on the General Assembly at

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