State Budget Subcommittee Votes To Cut Easley Funding Projects

The saga continues for former first lady Mary Easley. A house budget subcommittee voted Thursday to cut state funding for the major pieces of Easley's job at N.C. State University.

According to the News & Observer, by a one-vote margin, the education appropriations committee approved an amendment to eliminate $105,000 in state funding.

University leaders have called on Easley to resign in recent weeks amid questions about how she was hired in 2005 and over intense public criticism over an 88 percent raise she received last year. Easley has refused to step down.

Last week, University officials said they would eliminate the safety center that was the biggest part of Easley's job.

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