MAYOR FOXX WON'T SEEK RE-ELECTION: Mayor Anthony Foxx will not seek reelection, according to a report on WSOC. In the TV interview, Foxx did not say what he will do when he leaves the mayor's office. Foxx has been reported to be a candidate for U.S. Department of Transportation secretary, but there is no word on when that decision will be made or whether Foxx will be President Obama's choice for the cabinet post. Check charlotteobserver.com for updates.
A MIXED MESSAGE: Gov. Pat McCrory's budget slashed $200,000 from the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development -- but he will attend the group's luncheon today at noon in Pinehurst. The move could signal the governor is willing to reconsider the cuts in his budget -- particularly these which drew loud complaints from minority lawmakers in the first legislative budget hearing. Legislative Black Caucus leaders called his cuts to a handful of minority groups "insensitive" and suggested he is trying to erase them from the budget.
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