(4.19.12) Commerce ‘Sustainability’ Official Still On Job
RALEIGH — Not only did Henry McKoy give no indication that he planned to leave; he also did not acknowledge that Secretary Keith Crisco asked for his resignation. Moreover, McKoy insisted that he and Crisco would answer questions from Commerce employees during a conference call with staff sometime next week.
(4.12.12) Another Commerce Official Involved In Sustainability Nonprofit
RALEIGH — The arrangement under which high state government officials serve as officers of a nonprofit to which they, as state employees, attempt to funnel taxpayer funds has raised some eyebrows.
(4.05.12) Commerce Official Tries To Divert Money To His Nonprofit
RALEIGH — A senior official in the North Carolina Department of Commerce launched a scheme in November to direct more than $2 million in federal funds to a small Raleigh-based nonprofit organization that he chaired last year. Henry McKoy failed to disclose the relationship on his statement of economic interest.
(4.02.12) Department of Labor Giving National Job Data Security Review
RALEIGH — Federal officials say they want states to protect employment information while it is protected by an embargo, but they haven’t offered specific guidelines. The government has hired Sandia National Laboratories to review security procedures for federal data.
(3.29.12) Perdue Aircraft Provider Seeks GOP Senate Seat
RALEIGH — Either Randy Ramsey or Jarrett Bay Boatworks is connected with at least four flights provided to the 2008 Perdue campaign for governor, based on records from an investigation by the State Board of Elections. Ramsey says he recalls providing two of the flights.
(3.27.12) State-Fed Green Jobs Estimates Differ Significantly
RALEIGH — A federal study concluded that North Carolina employment in the production of green goods and services is 77,498, or 2.0 percent of covered employment. The state estimate is 94,452 jobs higher than the federal estimate, representing nearly 2.5 times more jobs.
(3.01.12) Perdue Friend ‘Buzzy’ Stubbs Pleads Not Guilty
RALEIGH — Stubbs, through his attorney David Long, on Monday filed a “Waiver of Arraignment” in Wake County Superior Court, entering "a plea of not guilty to the charges” against him. The two specific charges are obstruction of justice and causing the Perdue campaign committee to file false reports.
(2.27.12) ‘Green’ Jobs Estimates Cost Taxpayers Millions
RALEIGH — Since the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics does not allow states to set up categories and classifications of jobs that do not match federal definitions for other purposes, it’s unclear what value any of the state surveys will have to anyone other than elected officials and civic boosters.
(2.27.12) Perdue Associates Get Court Dates For Fundraising Violations
RALEIGH — Attorneys Juleigh Sitton, Trawick "Buzzy" Stubbs, and former Perdue campaign finance director Peter Reichard, a Greensboro businessman, were indicted on felony charges by a Wake County grand jury Nov. 28.
(1.23.12) Easley Moved Around Big Money As He Refused to Pay Campaign Fine
RALEIGH — State law did not require Easley to pay the State Board of Elections fine from personal funds, but he publicly has accepted responsibility for filing false campaign reports. The State Bar will reinstate his law license in December.