Once again, our state's officials stand on the wrong side of an important issue, with personal financial considerations driving their decisions:
Politics rather than science drove the commission’s decision, the CCA alleges, noting that several commission members who are seafood dealers and who would potentially suffer if the gill nets were banned voted in favor of their continued use.
That’s prompted the CCA to wonder if those members are in violation of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s Executive Order No. 34, which requires that appointees to boards and commissions must abstain from any vote on a matter in which they have a financial stake.