Attending the organizational session is a fine idea for the new Gov.
Mr. Pat can develop relationships with members far beyond just the leadership and would be wise to do so. Mr. Pat as mayor of Charlotte would not have created his popularity had he not worked both sides of the fence to develop policies and procedures that were best for all. I fear things will be some what different in the Phil Berger led Senate and the Tom Tillis led House.
In fact this hastily organized early session may have been an early attempt by Berger and others to upstage the incoming Gov. Mr. Pat for some reason had himself take the oath early in a rather strange fashion and even said he intended to be up and running before the House and Senate held their opening meeting. Mr. Pat will find Berger to be nothing but an obstruction to finding pathways where Dems and Repubs can work together to put NC workers back on the job. Berger hates the thought of being in the same room much less working on any compromise with anyone of a mind set other than a fanatic right wing agenda. This far right wing extreme position is not shared by most and Mr. Pat will succeed far better if he just moves forward and bypasses those who would waste time on issues that will not move our state forward.
Good Luck Mr. Pat ! you will surely need it!!
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