Pat McCrory

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.

At the end of an hour-long interview on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks, host Mike Collins asked McCrory the question.

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.

North Carolina leaders have to lay out some of their arguments Monday for how they'll defend the state's sweeping new voting law from court challenges. Monday is the deadline for the state to file a response to lawsuits brought by the North Carolina NAACP and ACLU.


Michael Tomsic

Food banks in North Carolina that are struggling to keep up with high demand are getting emergency relief from Governor Pat McCrory's administration. McCrory announced Monday they'll split $750,000 over the next few weeks, in part to help them get through the partial government shutdown. But demand at food banks has been rising since before the shutdown and can also be traced to changes on the state level.


CHUCK LIDDY — cliddy@newsobserver.com

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.

Atty. General Says He'll Challenge Gov. McCrory

Oct 6, 2013

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper told Democratic Party activists Saturday he’ll run for governor in three years.  Appearing Saturday at the Democrats’ Western Gala in Asheville, Cooper said it's too early to make a formal announcement, but he’s ready to challenge first-term Republican Governor Pat McCrory.

Standardized testing is nothing new in schools, but over the last several years the amount of it has significantly increased as the push for accountability has picked up. 

The state of North Carolina now administers 49 exams to students.  Some people in high positions have joined the backlash against all this testing and now the state is looking at ways to ease up a bit. 

McCrory's Fond Of 'Stepping On Toes'

Sep 11, 2013

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:

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.

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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