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Nov 5, 2015

Ethics complaints dismissed against Gov. Pat McCrory

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two ethics complaints filed against Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year have been thrown out by the North Carolina State Ethics Commission. One of the complaints lodged in January by the group Progress North Carolina Action said McCrory should have included on his economic disclosure statement cash and stock he received from online […]

Oct 30, 2015

McCrory still has handful of bills to consider by midnight

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory is almost out of time to consider a handful of bills left behind by the General Assembly when it adjourned last month. McCrory had until midnight Friday to sign the fewer than a dozen bills remaining on his desk or veto them. Otherwise, they’ll become law without his […]

Oct 21, 2015

North Carolina governor signs 7 more bills into law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation addressing historic preservation, severe allergic reactions and sex education in North Carolina’s middle schools are now the law. Gov. Pat McCrory’s office said he signed seven bills Tuesday. He now has fewer than 25 pending on his desk from this year’s General Assembly session. One bill sets up rules on how […]

Sep 8, 2015

Environment poised for more notice in N. Carolina elections

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The environment usually registers hardly a blip in polls asking North Carolina likely voters to share their top concerns. But a squabble over proposed power plant rules between Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and outside money already targeting GOP U.S. Sen. Richard Burr signal environmental issues […]

Jul 29, 2015

Resigned elections official held 2012 fundraiser for McCrory

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A month before he won election, Gov. Pat McCrory attended a fundraiser hosted by an appointee to the state Board of Elections who resigned amid questions about his ties to an Internet sweepstakes magnate targeted by a campaign finance investigation. Disclosure reports filed by McCrory show his campaign paid $1,606 to […]

Jun 19, 2015

Gov. McCrory, legislative leaders preparing for legal battle

The state Supreme Court showdown between Gov. Pat McCrory and the leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly is just a few days away.

Jun 4, 2015

2 brothers pardoned, clearing way for them to receive $750K

RALEIGH (AP) — Two brothers, one of whom spent three decades on death row, were pardoned Thursday in the 1983 rape and killing of a girl, clearing the way for them to each receive $750,000 in compensation from the state. Gov. Pat McCrory’s pardons for Henry McCollum and his half-brother Leon Brown came months after […]

Jun 3, 2015

NC legislature overrides McCrory’s veto of “ag-gag” bill

RALEIGH (AP) — The General Assembly has cancelled Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto of a bill that gives North Carolina employers legal recourse against people who deliberately get jobs to steal company secrets or record purported problems on factory lines. The Senate and House separately voted Wednesday to override the veto. It means the bill will […]

Apr 17, 2015

Exec tells McCrory IBM opposes NC ‘religious freedom’ bill

RALEIGH (AP) — Technology giant IBM’s top North Carolina executive is telling state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory the corporation strongly opposes the Religious Freedom Restoration bill. Supporters of the bill say it protects religious convictions. Opponents worry it allows discrimination against gays and lesbians. IBM executive Robert Greenberg says the company which employs thousands [&[...]

Apr 8, 2015

Need for speed: Court agrees to expedite McCrory’s case

Being governor has its perks. You get to live in a mansion. The salary isn’t half bad. People shower you with gifts. And the state’s most powerful judges will sacrifice a day during their summer break to return to court and hear your case.

Mar 17, 2015

State lawmakers delay confirmation discussion after ruling

North Carolina legislative leaders say they'll delay the confirmation process for several of Gov. Pat McCrory's choices to government positions because of a court ruling involving appointment powers.

Mar 17, 2015

Judges side with McCrory in fight with legislature

The North Carolina governor who worked at an energy company now under fire for leaking coal-ash pits won a legal ruling Monday that could give him more power in choosing members of the commission overseeing the dumps' cleanup.

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