Damn shame and they talk about working across party lines. Our Governor is from Nash County and Collins has the audacity to add Nash County.
In a sweeping move – House District 25 Jeff Collins Nash County added Nash County to a local bill sponsored by Rep. Justin Burr – to strip Gov. Cooper of appointments to NCC and have the legislature make those appointments. This bill has passed the house and is now in the senate. This was done with no input from the community, board of commissioners, community college or otherwise as I can determine. Please explore your contacts and see what you can determine.
This appears to be petty power grabbing and not about the good of our community or the college. This kind of lawmaking is in complete disregard of our community and the majority of us who elected a Governor for the purposes of exercising some of these powers. To demean the power of the Governor is not in the best interest of our state or our democracy.
Please make formal requests to your county commissioners, community college board, city council and school boards to pass resolutions against this measure. This will bring attention to this aggregious action.
Also please contact any republicans you know who will publicly oppose this matter and especially who can influence Sen. Rick Horner to stop this measure in the Senate. The problem we will face in the Senate is that these other counties may support this bill moving forward – not sure if I can get Horner to take Collins on by supporting removing Nash County. Perhaps he can get it removed behind the scenes – however, it would be good for him to know the level of concern about this.
SECTION 1.(c) This section applies only to Cape Fear Community College, Montgomery Community College, Nash Community College, Piedmont Community College, Rockingham Community College, and Wayne Community College
Yes – Telegram was alerted on Weds and still no response or article. The strongest response needs to come from the citizens of Nash county. It’s a similar issue as the schools piece — if Nash county stands silent — it’s harder to fight this overreach or power grabbing; however, this could easily escalate to a statewide issue/bill and they are moving into every other possible area — shifting gubernatorial power to legislature and ultimately themselves –special superior court justices, university boards of trustees, now community colleges, not sure what’s next, etc.