Gov. Pat McCrory http://wfae.org en Are Safe Political Seats Behind The Budget Impasse? http://wfae.org/post/are-safe-political-seats-behind-budget-impasse <p></p><p></p><p>Imagine the nasty notes you’d receive if you were four weeks late on your rent or mortgage.</p><p>If a pregnancy went four weeks long doctors would induce labor.</p><p>But if you’re a lawmaker, or a whole group of them in Raleigh, and your budget is four weeks late as of today, well…</p><p>So what is taking the pressure off lawmakers to get a budget deal done?</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46:02 +0000 Tom Bullock 55395 at http://wfae.org Are Safe Political Seats Behind The Budget Impasse? Gov. McCrory Bypasses Arts Council In Selection Of Poet Laureate http://wfae.org/post/gov-mccrory-bypasses-arts-council-selection-poet-laureate <p>Sometimes a news story is best told in rhyme…so here goes:</p><p><em>There once was a governor named Pat<br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who thought in verse this state should not lack</span><br />So he picked a poet<br />To be our State Laureate<br />But his pick others found out of whack.<br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here’s Duncan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>McFadyen<br />To explain what has happened</em></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:05:43 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 54999 at http://wfae.org Gov. McCrory Bypasses Arts Council In Selection Of Poet Laureate Governor Pat McCrory http://wfae.org/post/governor-pat-mccrory-0 <p>It’s been an eventful couple of months in Raleigh as the legislative session has unfolded, budget has been debated, and issues from teacher pay to university funding, from medical marijuana to Medicaid have received attention from <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/">the governor’s office.</a> Now that the session is nearing its end and several laws have been signed into effect, Governor McCrory makes a visit to Charlotte, where he’ll join us to talk about some of North Carolina’s most important issues.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 54714 at http://wfae.org Governor Pat McCrory WFAE Talks: Voting Law Lawsuit, Republican Infighting At Statehouse, Heritage USA http://wfae.org/post/wfae-talks-voting-law-lawsuit-republican-infighting-statehouse-heritage-usa <p></p><p></p><p>WFAE Talks is back after a brief mid-summer hiatus. This week, reporter Michael Tomsic joins Greg Collard and Ben Bradford. Michael spent the week in Winston-Salem covering hearings in federal court over the Justice Department's challenge to North Carolina's voting law. The Justice Department and other groups want a federal judge to block parts of the law from taking effect in the upcoming general election.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:47:03 +0000 Greg Collard, Ben Bradford & Michael Tomsic 54735 at http://wfae.org WFAE Talks: Voting Law Lawsuit, Republican Infighting At Statehouse, Heritage USA NC Finishes Privatizing Part Of Commerce Department http://wfae.org/post/nc-finishes-privatizing-part-commerce-department <p>The private board that's taking over job recruitment for the North Carolina Commerce Department meets Thursday. The state legislature recently finalized the basic rules for the board, and Governor Pat McCrory signed them into law this week.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:16:55 +0000 Michael Tomsic 53680 at http://wfae.org NC Finishes Privatizing Part Of Commerce Department NC And Climate Change, Part 1: Republican Leaders Stop Preparation http://wfae.org/post/nc-and-climate-change-part-1-republican-leaders-stop-preparation <p>North Carolina has a complicated relationship with climate change. The state was one of the first to consider its impacts and possible responses, but today—as reports like the National Climate Assessment issue ever more dire warnings—few policies are in place to adapt. In the first of a three part series, WFAE&nbsp;explores the shift.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ben Bradford 51787 at http://wfae.org NC And Climate Change, Part 1: Republican Leaders Stop Preparation DHHS Spokesman Leaves For Washington After Controversial Year http://wfae.org/post/dhhs-spokesman-leaves-washington-after-controversial-year <p>The McCrory administration’s 24-year-old health department spokesman is headed to Washington, less than a year after his appointment stoked controversy.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:12:48 +0000 Ben Bradford 42616 at http://wfae.org DHHS Spokesman Leaves For Washington After Controversial Year Governor Pat McCrory http://wfae.org/post/governor-pat-mccrory <p>Charlotte’s former long-time mayor, now Governor Pat McCrory, has been in office about 10 months now, and has certainly made headlines across the state and the nation in that period of time. North Carolina has had a very controversial year in politics touching many issues, like taxes, the economy, education, voter ID, abortion, and much, much more. Governor Pat McCrory joins us for the first time since becoming Governor to talk about his first year in office. We’ll go over all the important issues and take your questions as well.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 39756 at http://wfae.org Governor Pat McCrory NC Leaders Have To File Court Response To Voting Lawsuits Monday http://wfae.org/post/nc-leaders-have-file-court-response-voting-lawsuits-monday <p>North Carolina leaders have to lay out some of their arguments Monday for how they'll defend the state's sweeping new voting law from court challenges. Monday is the deadline for the state to file a response to lawsuits brought by the North Carolina NAACP and ACLU.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:47:35 +0000 Michael Tomsic 37632 at http://wfae.org Struggling Food Banks Get Help From McCrory Administration http://wfae.org/post/struggling-food-banks-get-help-mccrory-administration <p>Food banks in North Carolina that are struggling to keep up with high demand are getting emergency relief from Governor Pat McCrory&#39;s administration. McCrory announced Monday they&#39;ll split $750,000 over the next few weeks, in part to help them get through the partial government shutdown. But demand at food banks has been rising since before the shutdown and can also be traced to changes on the state level.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:29:30 +0000 Michael Tomsic 37302 at http://wfae.org Struggling Food Banks Get Help From McCrory Administration