Regarding the June 3 letter “Apodaca’s honorable tuition plan”: In defending Sen. Tom Apodaca’s tuition plan, David Powers, a member of UNC’s Board of Governors, stated, “Apodaca is a good and honorable man” and is willing to consider amendments to “make this legislation more workable.”
I wonder if there were any thought about the side effects of this legislation before it was presented for a vote? Here is another instance of the N.C. legislature going off half-cocked with little or no public debate, passing laws that cannot survive a constitutional or moral test.
Like House Bill 2 that was voted on and passed in 12 hours by the Republican majority in the dark of night, we are again entertained by a sideshow on Jones Street.
Attorney General Roy Cooper is right for refusing to defend legislation that rests on constitutional quicksand.