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Morning Memo: The poor dream too; legislature returns to town

COLUMNIST -- CAN'T BAN POOR FROM THE LOTTERY: You got any dreams? We want them, too. That’s what comedian Richard Pryor swears his wife’s attorney asked him when they showed up in divorce court. That’s also what State Rep. Paul Stam is saying to welfare recipients in North Carolina by proposing a measure that would prevent them from playing the lottery.

***This is the Dome Morning Memo -- a digest of the political headlines and upcoming news in North Carolina. Click below to read more. ***

Months later, still no progress on House GOP agenda

UPDATED: At 100 legislative days, the N&O scored the House Republicans' 10-point agenda. The result: five wins, five losses. 

With the two-year legislative session nearing a close, Dome dug out the scorecard to see if Republicans made any further progress in the past eight months. The answer: not so far. (Even though if you look at the House Republican caucus website, it proclaims, "promises made promises kept.") Here's a look at the scorecard again.

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