Gov. Pat McCrory

Local News
11:20 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Headline Roundup: Charter School Salaries, Immigration, Insurance Fraud And More

Update 1:10 PM

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says insurance fraud complaints in the state have reached a historic high, with more than 1,200 last year. Wilson’s office last year prosecuted cases that resulted in 37 convictions and resulted in more than $700,000 being returned to the victims of insurance fraud. The report notes that in one Darlington County case, three defendants sought payment from a health insurance company claiming they each had all four limbs amputated. None of the defendants had lost their limbs and one was convicted and sent to prison for 18 months. The report notes that since 1995, almost 14,000 insurance fraud complaints have been received by the state Attorney General's office.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Art Pope Resigns As NC Budget Director, Lee Roberts To Take Over

State budget director Art Pope announced he will resign next month, after 20 months in the job.
Credit www.artpope.com

Art Pope, perhaps the most controversial member of Governor McCrory’s administration, is leaving his job as state budget director. Governor McCrory made the announcement Wednesday and also introduced Pope’s replacement.


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Politics
9:46 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Are Safe Political Seats Behind The Budget Impasse?

North Carolina counties by party representation in state Senate.

Imagine the nasty notes you’d receive if you were four weeks late on your rent or mortgage.

If a pregnancy went four weeks long doctors would induce labor.

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…

So what is taking the pressure off lawmakers to get a budget deal done?

Unless you’ve spent your summer on a desert island with a volleyball named Wilson you know the issues holding up the budget are teacher pay, teaching assistants and Medicaid payments.

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Local News
12:05 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Gov. McCrory Bypasses Arts Council In Selection Of Poet Laureate

Valerie Macon, North Carolina's 8th poet laureate, was appointed July 11, 2014 by Governor Pat McCrory.
Credit MATTHEW WAEHNER / N.C. STATE ARCHIVES, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

Sometimes a news story is best told in rhyme…so here goes:

There once was a governor named Pat
Who thought in verse this state should not lack
So he picked a poet
To be our State Laureate
But his pick others found out of whack.
Here’s Duncan McFadyen
To explain what has happened

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Charlotte Talks
9:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Governor Pat McCrory

Gov. Pat McCrory
Credit NC.gov

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 the governor’s office. 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.

WFAE Talks
3:47 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

WFAE Talks: Voting Law Lawsuit, Republican Infighting At Statehouse, Heritage USA

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.

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Local News
12:16 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

NC Finishes Privatizing Part Of Commerce Department

Gov. McCrory at the bill signing to finalize the basic rules for the partial privatization of the Commerce Department.
Credit www.governor.state.nc.us.

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.


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Local News
5:30 am
Wed May 28, 2014

NC And Climate Change, Part 1: Preparation Stops

Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

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 explores the shift.


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Politics
5:12 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

DHHS Spokesman Leaves For Washington After Controversial Year

Ricky Diaz
Credit Facebook

The McCrory administration’s 24-year-old health department spokesman is headed to Washington, less than a year after his appointment stoked controversy.


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory

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.

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