Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper asked Charlottean John Lassiter, left, to step down as chairman of North Carolina’s Economic Development Partnership board after he helped dilute the governor’s influence on the board. Former Gov. Pat McCrory, right, appointed him to the job.
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper asked Charlottean John Lassiter, left, to step down as chairman of North Carolina’s Economic Development Partnership board after he helped dilute the governor’s influence on the board. Former Gov. Pat McCrory, right, appointed him to the job. FILE PHOTO ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper asked Charlottean John Lassiter, left, to step down as chairman of North Carolina’s Economic Development Partnership board after he helped dilute the governor’s influence on the board. Former Gov. Pat McCrory, right, appointed him to the job. FILE PHOTO ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Here’s why John Lassiter was pushed out as head of NC economic development agency

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