Department of Public Safety
Gov. Pat McCrory has selected hundreds of additional state employees who will soon lose their civil service protections, bringing his roster of at-will workers to about 1,300.
Gov. Pat McCrory removed the interim tag Wednesday from Frank Perry's title as secretary of the Department of Public Safety.
Leaders say the loss of $1.75 million from a total ALE budget of $8 million will almost certainly mean reduced inspections of those who sell tobacco, lottery tickets and booze and fewer investigations of suspected gambling operations and other crimes.
Kieran Shanahan, a former federal prosecutor who was tapped by Gov. Pat McCrory in December to serve as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, will resign his cabinet position effective Wednesday.
Reacting to outrage from district attorneys and victims' families, the state Department of Public Safety on Wednesday announced changes to a program that allows convicted felons nearing the end of their sentence to go home on weekends.