Rabon pitches bill to kill Coastal Resources Commission

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Submitted: Tue, 02/05/2013 - 8:14pm
Updated: Tue, 02/05/2013 - 8:18pm

RALEIGH, NC (RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER’S ‘UNDER THE DOME’) — A bill began moving through the General Assembly on Tuesday that would sweep out the members of several important state boards and commissions so that they could be replaced by appointments by the governor and the GOP-controlled General Assembly.

Sen. Bill Rabon, a Republican from Southport, told the Senate Rules Committee the bill streamlines government by getting rid of unnecessary boards and commissions, and that it allows several key entities to be run by appointees who “are more like-minded and willing to carry out the philosophy of the new administration.

The bill affects the Coastal Resources Commission, Coastal Resources Advisory Board, Environmental Management Commission, and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority.



  • reno says:

    Any bill that cuts big government is ok with me! So i say way to go rabon its about time the gop speaks up. If you do not know what i mean,
    just look at the government offices such as the EPA they have people holding seats that do not even know what they are supposed to be doing?
    If you ever need help and contact them or any other government office you will see…. just call on one any one ( you pick it ) and try to get something from them. YOU WILL SEE so way to go rabon…

  • B M says:

    The one part I agree with Rabon is it’s time for a complete house cleaning and reevaluation of all the “taxpayer’s employees”. and hopefully he can help eliminate the burdesome NC State inspections on vehicles, another big waste of time and money, something most states around us have done years ago.

  • Vog46 says:

    ” Senate Bill 10 would effectively fire all members of the Utilities Commission, Environmental Management Commission, Coastal Resources Commission, Lottery Commission and Wildlife Resources Commission.

    Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers would then be able to reappoint board members who agree with their philosophy, essentially clearing out Democrats and other dissenters whose terms haven’t yet expired.

    The bill would also abolish several other boards and commissions, including the Charter School Advisory Committee, the Lottery Oversight Commission, the Turnpike Authority and the Board of Correction.”

    Enviro Management, Coastal Resources and Wildlife?
    Expect Titan to be here, fracking to be encouraged, and oil drilling off our coasts – in addition to wind farms.
    OF course what we do have in known energy resources is not much but to risk our coastal communities in this sweep of environmental oversight is bothersome.
    I believe they should be doing all these things but under STRINGENT regulation.
    We shall see


  • Vog46 says:

    Many people feared that the Legislature would turn into an anti worker, anti environment anti consumer group of people.
    And they’re doing their best to prove the naysayers true.
    There are some things I can agree with in Rabons bill but not all.
    Since the Lottery oversight commission will be done away with I wonder if the Honorables will make the Lottery part of the General Fund ?
    Then we could say Bev was traiblazer for using it as her slush fund.

    What a power grab

  • Guestfellin says:

    And now the coastal waters can be polluted freely and the fat cats at Titan, Duke Power, Progress Energy will just get richer, but goshdernit, we’s got us sum jobs here in NC.

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