This week's bad bill should be filed under the "what are you thinking?" category.
Randleman (R-Wilkes) has introduced into the General Assembly House
Bill 1521 which requests $50,000 to “construct an environmentally friendly
visitor's center in Wilkes County.” To paraphrase former tennis star John
McEnroe, “You can not be serious!”
Leaving aside for now the question of what exactly makes a government-funded
rest stop “environmentally friendly,” one has to question the nerve of Randleman
to file a bill to bring pork back to her district during North Carolina’s
largest budget crisis in at least a generation.