Local Politics

N.C. legislative leaders establish Web links for information on appointments

Posted March 1, 2010 9:12 p.m. EST
Updated March 2, 2010 4:35 p.m. EST

— As part of an ongoing effort to increase transparency in government, North Carolina House Speaker Joe Hackney and Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight have made it easier to see who they appoint to various boards and commissions.

The chamber leaders have appointment authority for more than 1,500 seats on more than 200 state boards and commissions that have regulatory and licensing functions.

The information is public, and now easily accessed through a direct link on the chambers’ Web sites.

The House of Representatives information can be viewed by visiting www.ncleg.net/House/House.html.

The Senate appointments list can be accessed by visiting www.ncleg.net/Senate/Senate.html.