Pat McCrory

Politics
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 Courtesy of the Governor's Office

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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Local News
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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Developing
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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Sunday Headlines
9:36 am
Sun July 14, 2013

McCrory defends N.C. and his leadership

Gov. Pat McCrory is defending North Carolina and his leadership, following an editorial in The New York Times last week that criticized the state's Republican leadership and recent legislative actions.

In a July 10 editorial headlined “The Decline of North Carolina,” The Times called North Carolina's current state leadership a “demolition derby tearing down years of progress in public education, tax policy, racial equality” and voting rights. 

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Politics
9:45 am
Tue July 2, 2013

1,200 Turn Out For 'Moral Monday' Protest In Raleigh

Police estimate about 1200 demonstrators turned out for Monday's protest.
Ben Bradford WFAE

About 80 people were arrested at the state house in Raleigh Monday night. It was the culmination of the latest “Moral Monday”—a series of protests led by the NAACP, against Governor Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders. All told, nearly 700 have been arrested in the nine weeks of demonstrations. As the protests have continued to grow, WFAE’s Ben Bradford documented the latest event.

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The Party Line
12:25 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

McCrory's First 100 Days

Michael Bitzer

Now that we have reached the first 100 days of Governor McCrory’s administration (the mythical standard of time to pass judgment, based on FDR’s break-neck pace of New Deal legislating), some early thoughts on how the unified Republican state government, especially the state’s chief executive, is doing.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory's First 100 Days

Governor Pat McCrory

Our new Governor has barely settled in but has already made news by giving a substantial raise to his new cabinet appointees. He also repealed Gov. Perdue's Executive Order that was aimed at reforming the Judicial appointing process. Governor McCrory has also weighed in on the Trolley and stadium upgrades for the Carolina Panther. Other items on his to do list include compensation for victims of a mid 20th century sterilization program - an issue that he supported as a candidate - and he must manage how to implement The Affordable Care Act. Other topics include how he will handle traditional east/west NC relations in terms of roads, infrastructure, etc. We'll meet with our usual band of Political Science gurus to gaze into our new Governor's first 100 days in office, when Charlotte Talks.

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Local News
9:34 am
Mon April 1, 2013

McCrory Closes Latin Affairs Office

After more than a decade in operation, the state’s office for Latino Affairs has been closed by Governor Pat McCrory, upsetting advocates in the community.


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Local News
4:59 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Gov. McCrory Leaves Tax Overhaul Out Of Budget

Governor Pat McCrory released his detailed plan Tuesday for how North Carolina should spend its money the next two years. It's a $20.6 billion budget that does not include a key point from McCrory's campaign – overhauling the state's tax system.

Education takes up 55 percent of McCrory's budget.

He includes funding for an additional 5,000 at-risk children to take part in the state's pre-K program, and he sets aside $43 million to promote technology in classrooms, like reading tablets.

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Local News
3:11 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Are Lottery Ads 'Bloated And Annoying' Or Essential?

An outside audit lauds the North Carolina Education Lottery for keeping costs down and boosting profits every year since 2007. But that may not be enough to ward off new restrictions state lawmakers have in mind for the lottery. 

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