Raleigh, N.C. — State employees have lead feet, according to a study of North Carolina's motor fleet.
Lawmakers are trying to get a better handle on vehicle costs, and a pilot study on a sample of state-owned vehicles found thousands of instances where they were driven at least 10 miles over the speed limit. Other vehicles were left idling for inordinate periods of time, the study found.
The motor fleet has been an ongoing problem for the state for years.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will take up legal challenges to the Opportunity Scholarships voucher program, and the Senate will hold its first committee meeting on a bill that would allow magistrates to cite religious reasons to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages.
The House Finance Committee also will hold a Q&A session Tuesday on various revenue sources, from gas taxes, income taxes and economic development initiatives.