Thursday wrap: Complaints over openness highlight boards overhaul debate
Posted February 28, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — After heated debate about government openness, the House gave key approval Thursday to legislation that calls for sweeping changes to several key regulatory boards and commissions.
The debate on the bill, which faces a final House vote next Monday night, included arguments over government openness, with some lawmakers complaining that the legislation was being rushed through the General Assembly with little public notice.
The House also passed a bill that would allow school districts to spend lottery proceeds on classroom technology. Meanwhile, a Senate committee approved legislation that would require that the name of anyone convicted of human trafficking to be added to the state sex offender registry, even if they weren't involved of any sex offense.