Receding and depressing bill filing historical stats

Interestingly, the number of bills filed in North Carolina has dropped during bad economic times. During the eight-month long  2001 recession, bill filings dropped by 3% between 1999 and 2001; during the 1990-1991 recession, there was a sharper 32.3% drop from 1989 to 1991; while at the start of the Great Depression the filings dropped 32.3% between 1929 and 1931. While I was not around here in 1929, the big drop in 1991 was due to almost no special appropriations bills being filed, which there had been a glut of the previous biennium. If history repeats itself, our printing costs should drop.

2001 3,320
1999 3,437

1993 4,271
1991 2,990
1989 4,053
1987 4,528

1931 2,155
1929 3,184
1927 3,362

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