In one of his campaign blasts against Sen. Kay Hagan, House Speaker Thom Tillis called her ineffective because none of the bills she has introduced has become law. So I went to General Assembly’s website to see how many bills Tillis introduced in the 2013-14 session: The answer is five, one of which was the repeal of the Racial Justice Act. Regrettably, that repeal passed.
I then looked at his voting record to see how he had voted on other bills. As speaker, he was able to dodge voting by casting an NV (not voting). He took full advantage, voting mainly on noncontroversial bills, such as one honoring the Boy Scouts of America or one honoring the State Legislative Building on its 50th anniversary.
Ironically, in light of his spearheading the repeal of the Racial Justice Act, Tillis voted “Aye” on a bill to honor the NAACP.
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