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Glitch Takes General Assembly Website Into The World Of Redirects And Credit Cards

Screen grab of NCLeg.net

The website for North Carolina’s General Assembly can be a bit confusing to navigate. Today, well, let’s just say, "bless their hearts."

NCleg.net has long been the home of all things General Assembly-ee on the internet. But as of this morning that web domain expired. Replaced with the far harder to say NCGA.STATE.NC.US.

The move was planned and it was supposed to be seamless. But instead the new website lacks, well, a lot. The mobile site is completely down. The main site is kind of up. But when you click the link to listen to, say, the live stream from the House floor, a press conference, or anything with audio you get redirected back to the old page. Which now has nothing but stock photos of doctors, stethoscopes, and links that say accept credit cards.  

No, this isn’t a new way for the government to collect, it’s a technical glitch, which, according to WRAL, the head of the state’s IT Department says they’re frantically working on fixing.

Ah, politicians and their websites.