make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Bill clearing boards and commissions faces tough road in NC Senate

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Republican-backed legislation to clear out more than 100 people currently on North Carolina state boards and commissions will now likely slow down because House and Senate leaders disagree on the details.
The House gave final approval Monday night to its version of a Senate bill that Democrats argue is a GOP power grab that will help special interests before regulatory panels. But bill supporters say political patronage jobs on certain boards will be reduced or replaced by those requiring certain skills and expertise.
The bill now returns to the Senate, where it's likely to be rejected, leading it to a committee to find a compromise.
The House version passed 71-43 after a GOP parliamentary maneuver killed a Democratic amendment that would have reduced salaries on three commissions.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.