Per the Charlotte Business Journal, Gov. Perdue signaled her intent to announce plans next week to reduce bureaucracy in North Carolina state government.
N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue told Charlotte business leaders this morning that the time has come to cut bureaucracy in state government.
Next week, she plans a major press conference to discuss the initiative. “It’s not going to be easy,” Perdue said. “It’s not going to be pretty.”
About a week and a half ago, Perdue also mentioned her desire to “transform state government” through reducing bureaucracy (among other things). At that time, however, she announced that her plans would be kept secret until after the election in November, because she didn’t want to “politicize any proposals before the election.”
Now she shifts gears and says she will announce her plans before the election. Why the change in timeline? Does this mean that she now does want to politicize her proposals?
UPDATE: Pearse Edwards of the Governor’s office writes to say that the two articles I reference here are actually referring to two different bureaucracy-cutting plans. His remarks are in the comments, but I”ll paste them here as well:
|Civitas has leaped to a conclusion before gathering information.
There is more than one way to reduce bureaucracy.
The plans to transform the size and shape of state government that the Governor previously mentioned will not be discussed until after the election.
Next week’s press conference will be about a way to help existing businesses grow and to attract new companies by reducing the obstacles that state bureaucracy can sometimes create.