Steve Troxler, the Republican incumbent Commissioner of Agriculture in NC, has refused to give Gov. Bev Perdue recommendations on where to cut spending in his department.
The Guv had asked every cabinet official to submit budget numbers to her reflecting a 5 percent cut in spending, a 10 percent cut, and a 15 percent cut.
So the first department head to cry "no possible cuts here!" is one of two Republicans on the Council of State.
Yeah, balancing the state's budget is gonna be an absolute breeze for the new Republican-dominated General Assembly!