Category Archives: Gov. Pat McCrory

New Carolina Journal Online features

Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Pat McCrory continues to support a controversial project to add toll lanes to Interstate 77 between Charlotte and Mooresville. John Hood’s Daily Journal notes mixed poll results for McCrory more than a year before voters decide whether he’ll get a second term.

Gov. Pat McCrory signs distillery sales bill

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the distillery sales bill, which will allow local distilleries to sell one bottle of spirits on premise for off-premise consumption to an individual once a year. Said House Majority Leader Mike Hager, R-Rutherford: “We heard from business owner after business owner across the State about ABC provisions that were impedingContinue Reading

Voter ID law gets relaxed, just a bit

The General Assembly just provided a little wiggle room for people who go to the polls next year and don’t have an acceptable photo ID. The bill, which was approved by lawmakers on Thursday, needs only Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature to become law. A voter who shows up to vote without an acceptable photo IDContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

Gov. Pat McCrory has been putting his veto stamp to use this legislative session. Rick Henderson reacts to the vetoes and discusses potential implications for the governor’s relations with leading state lawmakers during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains why North Carolina should repeal its Map Act, Terry Stoops offers aContinue Reading

Gov. Pat McCrory signs judicial retention bill into law

  Soon your ballot will look a little different when you vote for justices on the N.C. Supreme Court. Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill that provides for judicial retenttion for Supreme Court justices. After a justice faces a traditional election and serves an eight-year term, the justice will then be able to runContinue Reading

NC Senate’s economic development and new tax plans

Today the Senate Commerce Committee met to discus economic development.  Also discussed during the meeting was part of the Senate’s long awaited tax plan.  Here is the entire press release from today: Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Republicans proposed a comprehensive economic development solution Wednesday that provides balanced tax relief to North Carolina families and businesses,Continue Reading

ICYMI: Dozens of teachers rally for more money

You may have missed it, but over the weekend Aim Higher Now NC, a shadowy pro-Democrat advocacy group, held a handful of rallies on Saturday. The Fayetteville Observer reported that 30 people showed up for the event in Fayetteville, although the Observer’s photo (below) captured only a dozen or so protesters. Apparently there was anContinue Reading

Poll finding shocks…nobody

Last month, TelOpinion Research conducted a poll on behalf of Renew NC, a 501(c)(4) group that supports Governor McCrory’s policy agenda.  The Republican pollster asked 1,000 North Carolina voters to share their opinions on a variety of issues. The questions addressing support for a proposed statewide infrastructure bond were very informative, but one question wasContinue Reading