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Gov. Pat McCrory

Mar 10, 2015

Lawmakers leafing through Gov. McCrory’s budget proposal

The House and Senate are getting their first formal look at Gov. Pat McCrory's proposal to run North Carolina state government for the next two years.

Feb 19, 2015

McCrory waiting for Supreme Court before NC insurance choice

CARY — Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday he won’t make a recommendation whether North Carolina should expand insurance to more of the uninsured through the federal health care law until after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Speaking to The Associated Press in a brief interview, McCrory said it makes sense to wait on litigation challenging […]

Feb 12, 2015

Cost drivers, fiscal picture topics at NC budget meeting

RALEIGH — An invitation has gone out to essentially the entire North Carolina Legislature to hear about the state’s fiscal picture and what’s expected to drive costs in the next two-year budget. The House and Senate appropriations committee scheduled a joint meeting Thursday and invited other lawmakers to participate. They’re expected to hear from the […]

Jan 13, 2015

New $52 M deal to sell Dorothea Dix land to Raleigh for park

Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh leaders announced Monday that they've reached a new $52 million deal to sell to the city land where a state mental hospital long stood, a tract Raleigh wants to use to build a large park near downtown.

Jan 12, 2015

Group files ethics complaint against NC Gov. McCrory

RALEIGH (AP) — An advocacy group has filed an ethics complaint against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory over omissions on his state disclosure forms and potential conflicts of interest from his business dealings. Progress North Carolina Action executive director Gerrick Brenner says the complaint was filed Monday with the North Carolina Ethics Commission. It seeks […]

Dec 23, 2014

Shelby Stephenson is next NC poet laureate

An award-winning writer from Johnston County is Gov. Pat McCrory's choice as North Carolina's next poet laureate after his original pick departed last summer following criticism from the arts community over the selection process.

Dec 17, 2014

Carolinas politicians get payouts from broker

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers. The two Republicans served as directors at, the Charlotte-based corporate parent of the website LendingTree. As board members, […]

Dec 2, 2014

McCrory shuffles business, environment heads

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is shuffling the heads of two state agencies that report to him.

Sep 23, 2014

McCrory’s $1 billion borrow for roads questioned

There are questions about Gov. Pat McCrory's plan to borrow $1 billion for new highway construction.

Sep 12, 2014

NC governor promises action on labor cheaters

RALEIGH (AP) — State leaders in North Carolina are promising to make changes to prevent contractors from using a labor scheme that can hurt workers and cheat the state and federal government out of revenue. Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he will push legislation to penalize companies that knowingly and improperly classify workers as independent […]

Sep 11, 2014

NC attorney general calls Republicans “extremists”

CHARLOTTE — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says the next gubernatorial election will be a time for Democrats to take the state back from what he called “extremists.” The Charlotte Observer reported that Cooper made the comments during a meeting of the Democratic Uptown Forum on Wednesday. Cooper stopped short of announcing his challenge […]

Sep 9, 2014

McCrory mum on signing NC coal ash regulation law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory won't say how he plans to handle a proposed new law regulating Duke Energy's toxic coal ash pit that he's suggested includes an unconstitutional provision.

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