Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, in which we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week’s questions are posed to members of the Forsyth and Guilford County delegations to the General Assembly. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.


1. What is the current budget shortfall for the 2011-2012 fiscal year?

2. What is the regular session crossover deadline? (Thursday, May 12)

3. True or False: The punishment for possession of 35g of synthetic cannabinoids is roughly equal to trafficking 2,000 to 10,000lbs of marijuana. (True)

Rep. Marcus Brandon (D- Guilford) 1.$ 2.4 billion. [ ] 2.March 24th. [X] 3.True. [ ]

Rep. Dale Folwell (R- Forsyth) 1.$2.4-3.4 billion. [ ] 2.Third week in May. [X] 3.I don’t know. [X]

Rep. Bill McGee (R-Forsyth) 1.I don’t know… nobody knows at this time. The monies are coming in better than expected but it’s still slow. Anything that is told at this point is just a guess. [X] 2.Thursday, May 12. [ ] 3.True. [ ]

Correct Answers

1. $2.4 billion (approximate)

2. May 12

3. True