Now that I've got all the news on the special session out of the way, I want to call your attention to this Express News editorial. There's a narrative that needs to come out of this farce, whether it ends with a deal or not, and this editorial touches on it:
After watching this governor and this Legislature over the past few years, we sadly have reached the conclusion that they are unable to govern effectively.
They may enjoy small successes, but on the big issues — which they face now — they are unable to solve the state's problems.
If, at the last minute, they pull a bill out, that doesn't mean they have succeeded. That only means they will try to convince citizens that a sow's ear is a silk purse.
Don't let them fool you.