Pat McCrory http://wfae.org en Gov. McCrory Supports 6 Percent Raise For Teachers http://wfae.org/post/gov-mccrory-supports-6-percent-raise-teachers <p>As state budget negotiations continued today in Raleigh, Governor Pat McCrory said he would support a House plan to give teachers an average six percent raise.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:56:36 +0000 Marshall Terry 54651 at http://wfae.org Atty. General Says He'll Challenge Gov. McCrory http://wfae.org/post/atty-general-says-hell-challenge-gov-mccrory <p>North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper told Democratic Party activists Saturday he&rsquo;ll run for governor in three years.&nbsp; Appearing Saturday at the Democrats&rsquo; Western Gala in Asheville, Cooper said it&#39;s too early to make a formal announcement, but he&rsquo;s ready to challenge first-term Republican Governor Pat McCrory.</p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 14:48:53 +0000 David Boraks 36742 at http://wfae.org Comparing Unpopularity Of McCrory, Perdue http://wfae.org/post/comparing-unpopularity-mccrory-perdue <p>­­With the special legislative session to consider overriding Governor Pat McCrory’s vetoes, the final actions of this year’s “long session” of the NC General Assembly is coming to close.&nbsp;</p><p>And with the dust settling from the legislative actions, it’s worth taking stock of the reaction of public opinion toward the chief executive, especially in comparison to his predecessor.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:38:04 +0000 Michael Bitzer 34563 at http://wfae.org Comparing Unpopularity Of McCrory, Perdue Decision Looming For NC On Medicaid Expansion http://wfae.org/post/decision-looming-nc-medicaid-expansion <p>North Carolina leaders are still deciding whether they'll expand Medicaid to cover almost 680,000 more uninsured adults. The expansion became an optional part of President Obama's health care law because of a Supreme Court ruling.</p><p>A major goal of the Affordable Care Act is to give every American access to health insurance. For low-income people, the Medicaid expansion is a huge part of that.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 03:36:45 +0000 Michael Tomsic 16690 at http://wfae.org County Commission Must Decide How To Address Meck Revaluation Flaws http://wfae.org/post/county-commission-must-decide-how-address-meck-revaluation-flaws <p>How Mecklenburg County responds to complaints about flaws in the 2011 property revaluation is now up to county commissioners. An outside consultant who reviewed the revaluation delivered a final report to the county Friday, and it’s on the agenda for Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.</p> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:07:48 +0000 David Boraks 16069 at http://wfae.org Day After The Election Wrap-Up http://wfae.org/post/day-after-election-wrap <p>Join us for “the morning after”… we’ll talk about Tuesday’s Election results, from local, regional and gubernatorial to the presidential election. Who are our new leaders? What does their election mean for our region, our state and the nation? We’ll do our best to give you the answers with WFAE reporters and political scientists, when Charlotte Talks. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 15282 at http://wfae.org Day After The Election Wrap-Up In Search Of The "Good Ole Girl System" http://wfae.org/post/search-good-ole-girl-system <p>Republican Pat McCrory frequently references the need for a “fresh voice” in Raleigh during his campaign for North Carolina governor.</p><p>“It is gonna take an outsider – an outsider to break up this Good Ole Boy, Good Ole Girl system that has been in control for far too long within our state government,” said McCrory in his first televised debate against Democrat Walter Dalton.</p><p>Framing oneself as “an outsider who can bring change” is commonplace in political campaigns. But McCrory’s choice of words caught our attention – and left WFAE’s Julie Rose scratching her head.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:34:17 +0000 Julie Rose 14548 at http://wfae.org In Search Of The "Good Ole Girl System" Dalton, McCrory Debate 'Best Incentive' For Businesses http://wfae.org/post/dalton-mccrory-debate-best-incentive-businesses <p>The candidates for North Carolina governor have faced a lot of questions about how to attract new businesses to the state and keep current ones here. In their answers, Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Walter Dalton have shown differences on taxes and incentives, but also similarities on improving the state’s workforce.</p><p>But when the actual businesses are deciding between competing states, what are their most important criteria?</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:44:51 +0000 Michael Tomsic 14540 at http://wfae.org Dalton, McCrory Debate 'Best Incentive' For Businesses Dalton And McCrory Offer Different Takes On Strengthening Education http://wfae.org/post/dalton-and-mccrory-offer-different-takes-strengthening-education <p>The two major candidates for governor both stress linking businesses and schools to make sure students graduate with the skills they need to land a job.&nbsp; Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Walter Dalton also want to strengthen education in the early years.&nbsp; But they favor different paths to get there.<br><br>Campaign season is full of promises even to the smallest constituents.&nbsp; These Charlotte pre-schoolers have big plans for their futures.&nbsp; Dalton sits cross-legged among them.&nbsp; A few of them tell him they want to be Batman and Spiderman. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:16:19 +0000 Lisa Miller 14537 at http://wfae.org Dalton And McCrory Offer Different Takes On Strengthening Education McCrory Feels At Home In Charlotte Rotary Address http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-feels-home-charlotte-rotary-address <p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory had his time before the Charlotte Rotary Club on Tuesday. Democrat Walter Dalton got a polite, but cool reception from the group last month. For McCrory, the welcome was filled with anecdotes and inside jokes.</p><p>It was just “Mayor Pat” to this overflowing room of local business leaders. Clearly on his home court, McCrory played into that. Former councilman Edwin Peacock surprised McCrory with a clip from an old home movie showing the former mayor as a fresh-faced 21 year old refereeing a high school basketball game in Charlotte.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:36:26 +0000 Julie Rose 14414 at http://wfae.org McCrory Feels At Home In Charlotte Rotary Address