Governor Pat McCrory

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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Local News
12:09 am
Fri October 11, 2013

How Changes To Response Of Medicaid Audit Fit McCrory’s Message

Mark Payne, Chief Compliance Officer at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos answer questions during a day-long hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh on Tuesday.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been under fire this week. On Tuesday, the department's secretary received a day-long grilling in legislative committee hearings. That same day, the website North Carolina Health News reported that the McCrory administration and the department had done some extra spin to make the state's Medicaid program look particularly broken.

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11:54 am
Wed September 11, 2013

McCrory's Fond Of 'Stepping On Toes'

If you pay attention to media coverage – you may have noticed our governor is fond of the cliché “stepping on toes.”  In fact,  he uses it in a commercial that started airing this week – twice:

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8:22 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Outside Group Spends Six Figures On McCrory TV Ads

The McCrory ad on Renew North Carolina Foundation's website.
Credit Michael Tomsic

A group with close ties to Governor Pat McCrory is spending six figures on TV ads supporting the governor's agenda. The ads will start airing Tuesday in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro.

The ad presents Governor Pat McCrory as a guy having a casual chat with a big group of people at a house.

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Local News
5:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

McCrory Pushes To Extend Deadline For Teachers To Get Master's Pay Hike

Credit Lisa Miller

Governor Pat McCrory wants to make sure all teachers currently enrolled in master’s programs qualify for the ten percent automatic pay raise that, up until now, has come with the degree.  State lawmakers eliminated the pay bump for advanced degrees this year. Right now teachers have to receive their masters by April 1 to qualify for the higher pay.  McCrory urged the school board to help extend the cutoff date. 

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11:28 am
Sun August 25, 2013

Pride festival brings a crowd to uptown Charlotte

As many as 55,000 people were expected in town this weekend for the annual Charlotte Pride festival.  The festival started Saturday along Tryon Street in downtown Charlotte, celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Activities continue today from noon to 6 o’clock along South Tryon Street.  The Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade starts at 1 o’clock on North Tryon Street. It’s the first gay pride parade in Charlotte in 19 years. Find out more at

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4:40 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

McCrory Turns To Public For Help With Vetoes

As North Carolina lawmakers mull whether to override Governor Pat McCrory's first two vetoes in office, he is hoping you'll pick up the phone and help him out. 

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6:16 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Governor McCrory Signs Voter Photo ID Bill Into Law

Governor Pat McCrory released a video on Monday explaining his decision to sign the voter photo ID bill into law.
Credit Governor Pat McCrory

Governor Pat McCrory signed the sweeping Voter Photo ID bill into law Monday. Starting in 2016, most state residents will be required to bring a photo ID with them to the polls. It also makes other changes to the voting process – including getting rid of automatic straight-party voting. 

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2:04 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

LYNX Blue Line Headed North

In 2017, 9th Street Uptown will no longer be the end of the line for the LYNX Blue Line.
Julie Rose

It was a hot morning of back slapping and congratulations in Uptown Charlotte as city, state and federal officials broke ground on the Blue Line Extension. 

Governor Pat McCrory thanked everyone from President Bill Clinton to former Mayor Anthony Foxx for following through on funds to continue the transit plan initiated by a sales tax increase McCrory championed as Charlotte mayor in the 1990's.

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1:20 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

McCrory Says Last-Minute Compromise Unlikely For Airport Bill

Governor Pat McCrory told reporters in Charlotte on Thursday morning he didn't think a last-minute compromise would prevent the airport authority legislation from passing.
Credit Julie Rose

Hours before state senators are expected to take a final vote to create a regional authority for the Charlotte airport, Governor Pat McCrory was in Charlotte speaking out on the issue.

As the vote has neared, McCrory began working behind the scenes to broker a compromise between legislators and the city of Charlotte and prevent the lawsuit Charlotte seems bound to file if the bill passes. Another last-minute compromise was in the works this morning, but McCrory said he wasn't sure it would happen because of "timing and other things."

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