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The latest on salary-gate

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 20, 2013 @ 10:16 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The disturbing DHHS salary story continues to spin like an out-of-control washing machine, flinging dirty laundry far and wide. Recent media highlights/lowlights include:

Raleigh’s N&O reported this morning [1]that the young staffers at the center of the controversy are making salaries comparable to their predecessors in the Perdue administration, but that the Perdue people had significantly more experience.

Meanwhile, a Wilmington Star-News editorial [2] criticized the McCrory administration with respect to several aspects of the story.

Also, in case you missed it, WNCN (NBC 17) in Raleigh reported that it tried to interview Secretary Aldona Wos in Greenville on Friday about the issue. The story [3] that resulted included this rather remarkable conclusion:

“Friday, WNCN’s Steve Sbraccia traveled to Greenville, where McCrory and DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos held a press conference on an unrelated topic. 

Following the event, when Steve Sbraccia and our photographer tried to approach Wos to ask her questions, security guards created a barricade, blocking our camera and allowing Wos to walk away.”

Security guards??

Finally, in case you’re looking for a silver lining to the whole mess, check out today’s Weekly Briefing [4] which surmises that McCrory’s defense of the hires may, at least, herald a new level of respect within the administration for liberal arts education. 

 


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[1] Raleigh’s N&O reported this morning : http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/19/3120669/mccrory-campaign-aides-now-working.html

[2] a Wilmington Star-News editorial: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130819/ARTICLES/130819590/1108/editorial?Title=Editorial-Increase-in-at-will-state-jobs-raise-for-two-young-staffers-send-wrong-message

[3] The story: http://www.wncn.com/story/23161384/more-raises-at-dhhs-mccrory-memo-had-ordered-cut-backs

[4] today’s Weekly Briefing: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/08/20/more-valuable-than-he-realized/

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