Not much to write about in Durham this week, but If you’re interested in state politics, things are pretty nutso right now:
- 751 South forced annexation continues to be delayed, and it’s presently scheduled for today. According to Mike Woodard its fate is tied to the rollback of Jordan Lake water quality restrictions which has been stalled in the house, but is also scheduled for a vote today.
- check out WRAL’s rundown of the budget, which should be approved by the legislature today
- voter suppression legislation moves forward, as expected. Hope you weren’t a fan of early voting.
- Baby got frack!
- The tax overhaul was signed into law, which lowers income taxes on high income earners. It kills the sales tax holiday things as well (which were always kind of perplexing to me, to be honest).
- And I don’t have a link handy, but it looks like the legislature will allow McCrory to renegotiate the Dix property sale to the city of Raleigh.