Friday, April 13, 2007

Greetings From Raleigh 04-13-07

The North Carolina House of Representatives took an important symbolic step this week by unanimously agreeing to apologize for the institution of slavery and the immoral laws approved by our General Assembly predecessors. Additional work this past week has focused on education, health care, the environment, as well as budgetary issues.

We also honored Rep. Ruth Easterling, who passed away last fall. She had been the longest-serving female House member.

We lost a true public servant when Senator Bill Martin from Greensboro passed away last weekend. Senator Martin served the NCGA from 1983-2002.

Please remember that you can listen to each day's session, committee meetings and press conferences on the General Assembly's website at Once on the site, select "audio," and then make your selection - House Chamber, Senate Chamber, Appropriations Committee Room or Press Conference Room.

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