by Rick Henderson
Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Journal
From today’s News & Observer account of Thursday’s budget rollout:
House members also added spending items that weren’t in McCrory’s plan, with some targeted toward specific counties.
In the subcommittee dealing with agriculture and natural resources, Rep. Chris Millis, a Republican from Pender County, questioned why the budget included $200,000 for the American Legion World Series this year.
Informed by staff that it was going to be in Cleveland County – House Speaker Tim Moore’s home turf – the room erupted in laughter and Millis backed off, saying it was the first time he had seen the proposal.
Lord Acton, call your office.