Longleaf Politics

The General Assembly is taking a highly unusual route toward accomplishing its even-year requirement, a budget adjustment bill.

It’s a little complicated and hard to understand. But the way that House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger are choosing do to things has already drawn strong condemnation from Democrats, who are calling it a “sham” process.

And while the state’s minority party is often hyperbolic and hypocritical in calling out political gamesmanship — this time, they might have a point.

It’s all about November.

Let’s get beyond the finger-pointing. Here is what’s actually happening.

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