Since everything went to shit, partial solace has been found in the belief that, even if your party of choice failed to win The Big One, there’s plenty that can be done in all levels of government to induce progress. The shitty flip side to this line of thinking is that the same principle applies to government-induced regression.
The North Carolina state government convened in Raleigh Wednesday with the goal of producing disaster recovery legislation for the state’s victims of Hurricane Matthew. It did that, making $200 million available, though that figure has been decried by some as far too low to address all the issues still affecting the population. The GOP—fresh off refusing to eat a loss to the Democrats in the gubernatorial election—figured, hey, may as well make the most of the special session and limit the executive office’s power while they’re there.