My friends at the News & Observer have been busy. Some great stories from the front pages of North Carolina’s Sunday papers.
Legislators— From the N&O. How our elected officials and those who influence them spend their off hours. It’s not pretty. A legislator in a bow tie spots a young woman in a sundress and kisses her on the cheek. A young legislative aide with a bare midriff cradles a beer and tilts her head back to laugh at something a legislator said. A male lobbyist wanders by just in time to hear the punch line. Nearby, legislative aides whisper about peers rumored to be sleeping with legislators and lobbyists.
Public salaries — The Asheville Citizen has a nice juxtaposition on its front page in stories about public salaries. Here are the headlines. “Longtime county managers case in” and “Police, fire pay lower in Asheville.”