Hey North Carolina. You've been screwed again.
Taxpayers are expected to contribute $90 million over that same period. That’s if Gov. Pat McCrory’s request to transfer 67 positions and an estimated $18 million next year to the new group from the Commerce Department is endorsed by lawmakers in budget negotiations. Draft legislation had initially put the group on the hook to raise $10 million from private sources immediately, but the language endorsed by House and Senate committees will lower that to $6 million over five years, a move that Republican sponsors is more realistic for a startup group.
Really? Taxpayers on on the hook for $90 million, while "private funders" are being asked to contribute barely 5% of that amount? Looks like somebody is playing fast and loose with tax dollars, and somebody else is going to make out like a bandit. Can't wait to see who else gets hired to pull off this scam.
Plus, the new private group will be oh-so transparent under the leadership of Bankrupt Dick, who doesn't want anyone talking publicly about anything, for Pete's sake.