Controversy at NC Dept. of Public Safety over budget provision

From Raleigh N&O today;

Republican Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary said not to have had a hand in public safety budget cut; Dollar’s wife, two others moved out of their jobs

Agency: "It’s another reorganization"

A provision added to the state budget to eliminate a high-ranking position in the state’s public safety agency did not come from the House’s chief budget writer, according to two key senators.

A reshuffling at the safety agency has raised suspicions of retaliation over the budget cut. Lorrie Dollar, who is the wife of the House chief budget writer and has been the DPS chief operating officer, is now out of her job at the safety agency.

Greg Baker, the law enforcement official whose job was targeted in the budget for removal and who is also close to Department of Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry, has been retained at the agency...

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