The tale of North Carolina's $45 million 'seat-warmer'

SEPTEMBER 06, 2014 4:00 PM

The tale of North Carolina's $45 million 'seat-warmer'
By Ned Barnett - nbarnett@newsobserver.com

For a man who spent 14 years in public service as mayor of Charlotte, Pat McCrory brought an oddly skeptical attitude toward public employees when he became governor.

In his first State of the State speech in 2013, he said, “We want to reward our talented state employees, but seat-warmers must be a thing of the past.”

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.

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