Governor Pat McCrory http://wfae.org en McCrory Announces Plan To Address Coal Ash; Judge Says 'Now' http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-announces-plan-address-coal-ash-judge-says-now <p>Two big developments occurred Wednesday in an ongoing fight over how North Carolina utilities store the leftover byproduct of coal. Governor Pat McCrory released a plan of action to stop the current storage in unlined ponds from leaking into state waterways. Then, a judge decreed clean-up efforts to stop those leaks must begin immediately, even as Duke Energy and a state committee appeal.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:37:51 +0000 Ben Bradford 49134 at http://wfae.org McCrory Announces Plan To Address Coal Ash; Judge Says 'Now' Mayor Cannon Resigns After Arrest On Federal Bribery Charges http://wfae.org/post/mayor-cannon-resigns-after-arrest-federal-bribery-charges <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. Thursday</em></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201403/CannonResignationLetter.pdf?__utma=100058712.665783570.1395344721.1395856381.1395875887.13&amp;__utmb=100058712.74.7.1395876992326&amp;__utmc=100058712&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=100058712.1395674403.9.2.utmcsr=charlotteobserver.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/2014/03/23/4789086/uncc-updating-engineering-courses.html&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=150381238" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">has resigned</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after the FBI <a href="http://wfae.org/post/how-fbis-case-against-cannon-went-down" target="_blank">arrested him Wednesday on federal corruption charges</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201403/Cannon_As_Filed_Complaint_0.pdf" target="_blank">federal criminal complaint</a> says the FBI received a tip in August 2010 </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from local law enforcement that Cannon was potentially involved in illegal activities and public corruption</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The FBI began an undercover investigation </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">posing as commercial real estate developers and investors looking to do business in Charlotte.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:12:22 +0000 WFAE News 47739 at http://wfae.org Mayor Cannon Resigns After Arrest On Federal Bribery Charges Many Counties Seek Exemption From NC Early Voting Requirements http://wfae.org/post/many-counties-seek-exemption-nc-early-voting-requirements <p>More than a third of North Carolina's counties are asking for an exemption from part of the sweeping election overhaul the General Assembly passed last year. Those exemptions would allow counties to cut early voting periods beyond what the new law already does.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:39:29 +0000 Michael Tomsic 45790 at http://wfae.org Many Counties Seek Exemption From NC Early Voting Requirements Snow In Charlotte Leaves Florists Scrambling http://wfae.org/post/snow-charlotte-leaves-florists-scrambling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he expects this week's winter storm will hit the state's wallet pretty hard. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 45101 at http://wfae.org Snow In Charlotte Leaves Florists Scrambling A Look At The Debate Over When To Elect Watt's Replacement http://wfae.org/post/look-debate-over-when-elect-watts-replacement <p>Governor Pat McCrory has scheduled the special primary election to replace 12<sup>th</sup> district Congressman Mel Watt for May 6th. That’s the same date as the primary for all races. And it means even a temporary replacement for Congressman Watt won’t be chosen until November. That has upset a lot of the governor’s critics. They accuse him of playing politics, because the majority minority district is a Democratic district. The leader of the state NAACP says the move denies people their constitutional right to representation. The governor says he’s doing what makes the most sense. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:46:39 +0000 Mark Rumsey & Duncan McFadyen 43090 at http://wfae.org A Look At The Debate Over When To Elect Watt's Replacement McCrory: Not Many Options For Special Election For Mel Watt's Seat http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-not-many-options-special-election-mel-watts-seat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he didn't have many options for when to hold a <a href="http://wfae.org/post/so-far-six-enter-competition-watts-coveted-house-seat" target="_blank">special election for the </a></span><a href="http://wfae.org/post/so-far-six-enter-competition-watts-coveted-house-seat" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">12<sup>th</sup></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wfae.org/post/so-far-six-enter-competition-watts-coveted-house-seat" target="_blank"> congressional district</a>.&nbsp; Me Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:05:44 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 42934 at http://wfae.org McCrory: Not Many Options For Special Election For Mel Watt's Seat Electrolux Announces 810 New Jobs, $85M Investment In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/electrolux-announces-810-new-jobs-85m-investment-charlotte <p>Appliance Maker Electrolux announced it will add more than 800 jobs with the expansion of their U.S. corporate headquarters in Charlotte.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Electrolux says it will also invest more than $85 million toward construction costs for the expansion.</span></p><p></p><p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:58:56 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 41570 at http://wfae.org Electrolux Announces 810 New Jobs, $85M Investment In Charlotte Governor McCrory On Teacher Raises, Obamacare http://wfae.org/post/governor-mccrory-teacher-raises-obamacare <p>Governor Pat McCrory says he wants state lawmakers to give teachers a pay raise when they meet in May for the short session.&nbsp; He plans to have a salary proposal ready in February.&nbsp; McCrory made those remarks on WFAE's Charlotte Talks Monday morning.&nbsp;</p><p>The state’s current budget for next year sets aside a $500-a-year raise for the top 25 percent of teachers who decide to give up their tenure and sign a four-year contract.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:55:30 +0000 Lisa Miller & Michael Tomsic 39923 at http://wfae.org McCrory Backs Council In Airport Fight, Says Time To 'Move On' From Jerry Orr http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-backs-council-airport-fight-says-time-move-jerry-orr <p>Governor Pat McCrory said Monday he supports the Charlotte City Council position in the fight with state lawmakers over control of Charlotte Douglas Airport—including the city’s removal of former aviation director Jerry Orr from his long-time post. Until now, McCrory has shied away from taking a public stance on the issue.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:01:15 +0000 Ben Bradford 39908 at http://wfae.org McCrory Backs Council In Airport Fight, Says Time To 'Move On' From Jerry Orr 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