Who didn't see this coming?
Gov. Pat McCrory named some high-powered individuals Monday to the North Carolina Economic Development Board that will be chaired by his long-time friend and political ally John Lassiter of Charlotte.
Lassiter, president of Carolina Legal Staffing, has been an advisor to McCrory, and is also involved in the governor's 5-1 c4 political committee.
Unless I missed it, there's not a single economist on this Economic Development Board, probably because it's not about economic development, it's about fleecing the taxpayers and "refining" the qualifications for country-club membership.