Lorrie Dollar named NC public safety agency deputy

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Submitted: Sat, 01/26/2013 - 3:39am
Updated: Thu, 01/31/2013 - 1:58am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – An attorney who worked in then-Gov. Jim Martin’s administration in the 1980s is returning to North Carolina state government as a top leader in the Department of Public Safety.

Department Secretary Kieran Shanahan announced Friday that Lorrie Dollar will be his chief deputy secretary for administration. The department oversees the state prison system, Highway Patrol, emergency management and juvenile justice matters. Officials say she’ll make $120,000 annually.

Dollar previously worked in what was then the Department of Human Resources and Department of Correction and once served as chief deputy state auditor. She worked in private practice in recent years.

Dollar is married to state Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County.

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  • Vog46 says:

    Brendle’s questions are good ones – on many different levels.

    First – understand that McCrory has DOUBLE the number of appointed positions available than Bev did. The legislature allowed this, by law, in the last sessions. If McCrory fills all of them that will make him the WORST Governor in history for paying back political favors – just by the sheer numbers alone. I hope he doesn’t fill them all to be honest with you.
    Second these are plum jobs. These jobs are high paying jobs with? Yep retirement bennys if they go two full terms. These folks are NOT protected by the Office of State Personnel but are covered by the state retirement program. This means they can be fired for no reason without recourse but after 8 years – who cares?
    After 8 years they are vested. They get retirement benny’s. Which includes? Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage until death – paid for by? Yep – US. Yes, it is secondary insurance to Medicare but it is still a future cost burden to the state – and a BIG ONE.
    You rail against Bev and the Dems for fiscal mistakes Tom – where’s your outrage on this? This could turn out to be the biggest legal “scandal” of our day and you are silent on it. This dwarfs anything Bev ever did and the legislature approved it – doubled the appointments from 500 to 1,000 jobs.
    You talk unemployment and how its good to cut back to $350 per week maximum benefit in order to pay back a debt?
    When at the same time our governor is gong to layout 1,000 appointments that will require a huge fiscal outlay in years to come
    for benefits.

    Comments Tom?


  • GuestTBagger says:

    Tommy, why insult Brendle??? His question is as legitimate as any of yours which were critical of the former Democratic administration. Wait, don’t tell me; Ms. Dollar is a relative of yours!!!!

  • Guesttenheimer says:

    …he was simply providing a little valid advice.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    had the article been read in its entirety, nearly all of the questions would not have been necessary.

    Nice try though. And it’s Tom.

  • Guesttenheimer says:

    …because you have nothing but questions. The peeps of this forum won’t be able to answer them for you.

  • brendle99 says:

    Another kush job created by an administration that gives to it’s cronies. What really qualifies her for this job? Why is this job needed by us? How much money will they give her for doing nothing? Who owes her a favor? What kind of benefit package does she get? Is she going to run up huge travel expenses. Does she really deserve this job?

  • SurfCityTom says:

    take advantage of available programs; return to school; and focus on reading and reading comprehension. Most of your questions are answered in the article.

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