In their recently passed budget bill, North Carolina state Senate leaders signaled how they want the VW settlement funds spent. Prioritize purchases that boost job growth, budget language instructs. Favor in-state manufacturers and small businesses when buying. And the language explicitly reinforces the fact that the General Assembly controls state purse strings, even for funding from court settlement awards.
Read more at http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2017/05/22/who-will-steer-volkswagen-settlement-spending-in-nc.