Politics & Government
5:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Tuesday Wrapup At The Legislature

Photo: The North Carolina General Assembly's Legislative Building
Credit Jorge Valencia

The state legislature was busy yesterday, with Moral Monday protesters staging a sit-in and discussions over tax code changes and e-cigarettes.

Moral Monday protesters decided to come to the legislature yesterday even though it was Tuesday, the day after the Memorial Day holiday. They gathered on the back lawn and then began lobbying inside the building. They ended up staging a sit-in in and outside House Speaker Thom Tillis' office.

Meanwhile, House lawmakers passed a bill that would exclude opossums from state wildlife laws in Clay County so the animals can be used in an annual New Year's celebration.

A bill that would allow fracking passed an important committee.

And a wide-ranging tax bill passed a Senate committee and is headed for the Senate floor.