A message from Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli

Setting the Record StraightDebora B. Pignatelli, Executive Councilor, District 5www.debpignatelli.com The governor is playing politics with important appointments to state agencies and boards.Instead of consulting with the Executive Council, he is choosing people he knows cannot be confirmed because they are not good fits, and then blames the Democrats on the Council for failing to confirm them. I am not going to sit quietly while the governor and his nominees distort what is happening.  The most recent examples of his appointments to the Board of Education and the Office of State Licensure Certification - both with very important responsibilities. In those two cases, the nominees were African American men. They were prepared for various positions in state government such as the governor’s GOFERR Commission or others that would have taken advantage of their business backgrounds, just not the positions at hand. I offered to help one of the nominees if he wanted to explore possibilities. We Democrats have proposed using Representatives Hall for our...
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