Governor Pat McCrory http://wfae.org en NC Senate Moves Closer To House, Governor On Medicaid Overhaul http://wfae.org/post/nc-senate-moves-closer-house-governor-medicaid-overhaul <p>North Carolina's Senate, House and governor are getting closer to an agreement on overhauling the state's Medicaid program. Senate leaders announced a new plan Wednesday that's similar to what House leaders and Governor McCrory want. But there are still two key differences to work out.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:42:43 +0000 Michael Tomsic 55051 at http://wfae.org NC Senate Moves Closer To House, Governor On Medicaid Overhaul Governor McCrory Says Politicians Should Leave Charlotte Airport Alone http://wfae.org/post/governor-mccrory-says-politicians-should-leave-charlotte-airport-alone <p>Earlier this year the state legislature passed a law to force Charlotte to transfer control of the airport to an independent authority. On Monday, Governor Pat McCrory waded into the issue. In an interview with <a href="http://wfae.org/programs/charlotte-talks-wfae" target="_blank">Charlotte Talks</a> host Mike Collins, McCrory said the airport should be run like a business – by the private sector.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:20:11 +0000 Tom Bullock & Michael Tomsic 54894 at http://wfae.org Governor McCrory Says Politicians Should Leave Charlotte Airport Alone NC Senate Rejects Governor McCrory's Medicaid Overhaul http://wfae.org/post/nc-senate-rejects-governor-mccrorys-medicaid-overhaul <p>Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have rejected Governor Pat McCrory's proposed Medicaid overhaul. Senate leaders proposed their own overhaul in the budget they released this week.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:57:55 +0000 Michael Tomsic 52015 at http://wfae.org NC Senate Rejects Governor McCrory's Medicaid Overhaul McCrory Sheds Duke Stock http://wfae.org/post/mccrory-sheds-duke-stock <p>Governor Pat McCrory has sold his stock in Duke Energy, the company where he worked for nearly three decades. The sale came during a year when McCrory’s connections to Duke have been scrutinized.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:28:46 +0000 Ben Bradford 50184 at http://wfae.org 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