Politicians Request Meeting Records From UNC Board

November 16, 2015

North Carolina legislators are seeking notes from a closed session of the University of North Carolina governing board in which members gave 12 of the system's 17 chancellors raises.

The request reflects growing frustration of the governing board by legislators, several of whom think the board is too secretive. Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger told The News & Observer that the request reflects an "open meetings issue" reflective of "a number of other issues" the Legislature has had with the board.

The UNC board decided Friday to give the Legislature the records, according to the Observer, but some members said it was an intrusion on the board's autonomy.

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