August Legislative Update

The General Assembly adjourned and just a few tweets later they returned to Raleigh for a legislative session to address the possibility that a Democratically controlled commission charged with writing the descriptions to six constitutional amendment questions before voters this fall may be negatively framed.

El Pueblo is monitoring this developing story, but is not expecting legislation to be considered that will directly impact the immigrant community.

The case can be made that most of the constitutional amendments on the ballot in 2018 will have negative impacts on all communities and North Carolina’s government.

In an odd twist, the legislative session was actually called after a series of Sunday afternoon tweets were exchanged just two weeks after the June adjournment.

The General Assembly was so concerned the by the tweets and that partisan descriptions were being considered by a bipartisan commission, legislators voted to nix descriptions and to simply label the constitutional questions as, well, Constitutional Amendments.

Governor Roy Cooper vetoed the bill on July 27 and the General Assembly is expected to override the veto in the coming days.

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