The N.C. Council of State’s vote to approve Gov. Beverly Perdue’s Dorothea Dix land deal prompted a quick response from Dallas Woodhouse of Americans for Prosperity, the leading opponent of the deal:

“We are disappointed with the actions of the majority on the council of state. Today they did not protect the interests of state taxpayers or the mentally ill.

We will immediately be contacting the leadership of the General Assembly and ask them to exercise oversight of this ‘dirty Dix’ land deal.

We thank Commissioner Berry, Commissioner Troxler, and Auditor Wood for standing up for state taxpayers.

All options, including de-annexation of the property, should be on the table to stop this robbing of state taxpayers.”