I would like to suggest that you tell your Democrat allies in the General Assembly they really shouldn’t be talking about late night deals. Mr. Hackney is decrying the midnight vote that passed a budget that will help put NC back on the road to fiscal responsibility.
Not too long ago when you were Lt. Governette in the corrupt Easley administration, you cast a deciding vote right after midnight that gave us the lottery. You could have cared less if the lottery was popular or not. You and others (Mr. Hackney included) passed it when one Republican legislator was sick and the other one was out of town. They specifically asked the EX-Democratic legislature to wait until they were back.
It appears you don’t understand the phrase “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander”.
Ms. Governette, if you and the EX-Democratic legislature had used the “NC Education lottery” funds for what they were intended for, for what you claimed they were for, our school systems would have the money they need. Well, that is if the sales of lottery tickets were high enough. However, you and the EX-Democratic legislature decided to raid it to balance a budget instead of reigning in spending.
And if you had kept your fingers out of the cookie jar, Jeff Moss and the Lee Co BOE would be in “hog heaven”. They would have all the money they need to reward administrators with higher salaries and bonuses. (They are doing that anyway.) They could also take all the trips they want across the country, buy all the furniture and laptops they want, while making sure our teachers and assistants stay awake at night wondering if they would be employed in July. Happy days could be here again!
“Give me liberty, and not liability.”