Big boat baloney

Lawmakers return to Raleigh for an inexplicable special session

State legislators return to Raleigh today for one of the strangest special sessions in the history of North Carolina. Just over a month after adjourning the 2007-’08 session for good and heading home to prepare for 2009, lawmakers are now rushing back from all over the country to consider overriding a gubernatorial veto of an ill-conceived bill to, of all things, expand the width of boats that can be towed at will on the state highways.

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