Bob Steinburg Coverage
Editorial: In COVID-19 times, rash actions have life-and-death costs
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -- North Carolinians are eager to get back to work. We're itching to get back to our lives, just doing the normal stuff. But today we know, as we've never had to think about, there's a cost to returning too soon. It is no overstatement, in these times of COVID-19, that cost very well is life or death. That is what politicians need to keep in mind before they say continuing Gov. Roy Cooper's "stay-at-home" order past April 30 would be far more devastating than the virus "at its worst."
NC public safety agency gave $1.7M in raises to senior officers, staff
The state Department of Public Safety raised salaries for more than 300 senior leaders and law enforcement officers in April, totaling about $1.7 million annually.
State public safety chief gets 15 percent raise, spurs wave of criticism
The head of the state Department of Public Safety, charged with overseeing everything from prisons to the state's response to emergencies, quietly received a $23,000 pay bump in April as the legislature geared up to debate the future of the state's largest agency.