Concerned North Carolinians delivered thousands of petitions to Gov. Pat McCrory's office, asking for changes to the legislation aimed at cleaning up coal ash.It became law Monday without the governor's signature.
This information came to light at a legislative oversight committee meeting last week. Counting DHHS’ recent extension of a no-bid contract with consultant firm Alvarez & Marsal from $3 million to $6.82 million, the agency has spent more than $7.2 million on consultants over the past 20 months, the Journal reported.
This breaks down to $473 an hour for the consultant’s three principals; $394 an hour for five directors; and $242 an hour for each of nine analysts, according to a report by the News & Observer of Raleigh. Sen. Floyd McKissick, attending the meeting, noted that one of those consultants works out to $800,000 a year.
Right, but raising the minimum wage in NC from $7.25 to $10.10 would place an unnecessary burden on the job creators...