TGIF and welcome to Dome's Morning Memo for a look back at a contentious week and preview of what's ahead.
EVERYBODY JUST NEEDS TO CHILL: The storms that came through Raleigh late afternoon seemed a fitting end to a obstreperous week on Jones Street that was punctuated with arrests and ended with Sen. Bob Rucho, co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee, trying to resign his post because Senate President Phil Berger didn't take his side in the great tax debate. His resignation letter questioned the backbone of Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker Tillis. Berger sent his own letter, refusing the resignation. Dome suggests they all go out on a man date, watch a game, grab a beer, do that punch-the-shoulder thing guys do and then get back to taking care of the people's business.