Sunday sampler

Happy Mother’s Day! A good story about moms and their role from the Citizen-Times.

Beyond that:

Fayetteville: The Observer has the traditional preview of the legislative session that begins this week. The headline says it all: “Big bills, little money for N.C. legislature.” A good primer.

Charlotte: The Observer previews this week’s “short” session of the legislature, and it’s kind of scary. Gov. McCrory plans to be more assertive. “We will probably be more assertive than in our first year, which I frankly thought was extremely assertive,” McCrory says. “We had a heck of a good first year, but now I think we can take even more initiatives.” I’m not sure who the “we” is, but for those of us who were not impressed with the actions “they” took last year, being more assertive is not what we want. But it’s a good piece outlining similarities and tensions between the governor and legislative leaders.

Raleigh: The N&O has profiles of the Rev. William Barber and State Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger. Both are full appraisals and generally positive of both men.

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