The fallout from romantic relationships between lobbyists and top staffers in House Speaker Thom Tillis' office continues.
The Coastal Conservation Association cut ties with contract lobbyist Dean Plunkett a day after Tillis disclosed a relationship with one of his staffers, Amy Hobbs, who is expected to resign this week.
The association asked for Plunkett's resignation and he submitted it, said Executive Director Stephen Ammons. "We have requested and received Dean Plunkett's resignation," Ammons said. "Our organization was unaware of the situation that Speaker Tillis referenced on Tuesday. CCA has never received special treatment from the speaker's office or anyone else at the General Assembly."
Plunkett also resigned as lobbyist for the state's hospice association aftering being told his contact was terminated. Find more on this story here.