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TODAY AT THE STATEHOUSE: The budget and tax watch continues. House and Senate lawmakers are negotiating on both issues this week hoping to break the logjam. Some movement may emerge later this week. In House committees, lawmakers will discuss a power shift at the Charlotte airport, a sweeping bill to weaken environmental protections and consider four election-related bills. With the election bills, it’s not so much what’s in them now -- but how they may get amended. Talk is rampant about an highly-controversial omnibus elections bill. The chambers convene at 2 p.m. The abortion bill is in limbo but not likely to come to a House vote Wednesday -- though stranger things have happened. After a one-day delay, the Senate will debate a bill to impose drug testing and background checks on some welfare recipients.
NAACP PRESIDENT CALLS McCRORY REMARKS 'DISINGENUOUS': Gov. Pat McCrory's take on "Moral Mondays" didn't sit well with Rev. William Barber, the N.C. NAACP president who is leading the weekly demonstrations. In a statement, Barber said McCrory is trying to "play nice and move away from his original comments about Moral Monday protestors being outsiders." He compared McCrory's words to George Wallace, who dismissed segregation as a few isolated instances.
***Read more reaction below -- and get the latest North Carolina political news and analysis -- in today's Dome Morning Memo.***
Charlotte Observer's editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers watched the final gubernatorial debate it appears.
He pokes at Democrat Walter Dalton for his shifting his positions on a sales tax hike for education.
But for Dalton's sake, at least Siers found him interesting enough to draw a face this time.
From Kevin Siers, editorial cartoonist at The Charlotte Observer:
Here's Charlotte Observer editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers' take on House Speaker Thom Tillis' severance payments to his former staffers.
Charlotte Observer editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers suggests an explanation to what House Speaker Thom Tillis meant by his 'divide and conquer' remark.