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Berger: HB 2 Deal Reached. Debate Scheduled for Thursday Morning.

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After an up and down day (and night) that seemingly saw the death of an HB 2 repeal, state Senate leader Phil Berger tweeted this:

The announcement? A deal has been reached. Here is what we’re hearing it looks like:

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In short, it’s not much of a compromise at all, and it’s not entirely clear that this would satisfy the NCAA. The bathroom provision of HB 2 remains intact. So too does the preemption of local nondiscrimination or wage ordinances, at least until December 2020. It’s basically HB 2 with another name.

According to Berger, this should all wrap up tomorrow morning, as a debate is scheduled in the Senate around nine a.m. This isn't the first time we've been told a repeal was in the works, so forgive our skepticism. But this time, Governor Cooper has already signaled his support. (Bet your ass we’ll have more to say about that.)
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In any event, INDY reporter Erica Hellerstein will be at the legislature in the morning to keep us in the loop, so follow her on Twitter @E_Hellerstein and/or look for our retweets of her stuff @indyweek

Should be another fun day at the Capitol.


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