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N.C. lawmakers restructure agencies, shift balance of power with governor

CJ file photo by Kari Travis
CJ file photo by Kari Travis
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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 712: North Carolina lawmakers took steps in December to reorganize several large chunks of state government. They cut back the number of political appointments incoming Gov. Roy Cooper can make, while removing his ability to appoint members to UNC campus boards of trustees and subjecting his Cabinet appointments to legislative review. Lawmakers also consolidated state agencies that deal with elections, ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance. John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray analyzes key elements of the reorganization legislation.