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Old 02-05-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Senate GOP seeks to sweep oversight boards :: WRAL.com

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Introduced in Senate Rules Committee Tuesday morning, 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.
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After the meeting, Stein called the proposal a "power grab" that's "breathtaking in its scope," noting that many of the boards in the bill's cross-hairs were created to protect consumers, injured workers and the environment.

"They're going after everything so they can put their stamp on it," Stein said. "Commissions are supposed to be independent; they're not supposed to be ideological. And I fear they're trying to politicize state government in a way that will hurt North Carolinians."
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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Stories like this always achieve in rustling my jimmies. This is just a modern day form of usurping.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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Kinda makes one wonder what'll happen when the shoe is back on the other foot. It's worth noting they dropped the provision that would've let Mayor McCheese stack the courts. They were at least able to piece together on that one that at some point he or someone else on Team Red won't be governor.

Eliminating the lottery oversight and turnpike boards makes sense; they're gonna pocket that money for themselves and that's to be expected. The charter school one similar since they're gutting public schools and again pocketing that money for themselves and their buddies. I'm guessing eliminating the corrections board is much the same, but it gets costly really quick opening up private prisons all over the place.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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This bill, if enacted, would give the General Assembly control over how its laws are interpreted. The bill would solidify GOP control over how much people pay for electricity, what environmental protections are in place.

Basically expect your power bills go way up, since now McCrory a 2o year employee for Duke gets to decide who on Utility commission.

Bill would give McCrory, legislature control of some state boards | CharlotteObserver.com

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