Pat McCrory http://wunc.org en McCrory Booster Group Running TV Ads http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-booster-group-running-tv-ads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the subject of a new TV ad that seeks to boost his image.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A non-profit group called Renew North Carolina has bought at least 150 thousand dollars' worth of advertising time in the state's three largest television markets. They're scheduled to run over the next month. In one ad on the group's website, Governor </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about education, tax, and health care reform.</span><br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:55:53 +0000 Jessica Jones 22191 at http://wunc.org McCrory Booster Group Running TV Ads McCrory Responds To Lawmakers Who Canceled Vetoes http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-responds-lawmakers-who-canceled-vetoes <p>State lawmakers have successfully overridden two bills that Governor Pat McCrory vetoed.</p><p>One is a measure that would require welfare recipients to be tested for drugs. The other expands an exception designed to allow farmers and other employers to skip a requirement to verify workers' immigration status.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:21:28 +0000 Jessica Jones 21940 at http://wunc.org McCrory Responds To Lawmakers Who Canceled Vetoes Can The Republican Party Maintain Control? http://wunc.org/post/can-republican-party-maintain-control <p>The North Carolina General Assembly goes back into session Tuesday. Lawmakers will consider Governor Pat McCrory’s vetoes of two bills. One requires drug testing for certain welfare recipients. The other grants immigration exemptions for some seasonal workers. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:03:50 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 21681 at http://wunc.org Can The Republican Party Maintain Control? Governor Vetoes And Signs Controversial Laws http://wunc.org/post/governor-vetoes-and-signs-controversial-laws <div style="MARGIN: 0px 0px 10pt"><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">The General Assembly recently finished up their lawmaking session, passing a variety of legislation, some of which has stirred quite a bit of controversy locally and nationally. All that’s left now is for <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/"><u>Governor Pat McCrory </u></a>to sign those laws of which he approves and veto those he’s against. He’s done both this week.</span></font></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:10:20 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20899 at http://wunc.org Governor Vetoes And Signs Controversial Laws McCrory Vetoes Two Bills: Welfare Drug Testing & Undocumented Immigrant Restrictions http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-vetoes-two-bills-welfare-drug-testing-undocumented-immigrant-restrictions <p>Governor Pat McCrory vetoed two bills today.</p><p>One (<a href="http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H786v5.pdf">HB 786</a>) known as the "Reclaiming NC Act" would have required undocumented immigrants to submit to criminal background checks and fingerprinting to obtain driving permits. It also would have allowed police to detain people they suspect of being undocumented for up to 24 hours. It was <a href="http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/index.php/EasyBlog/h-b-786-too-high-a-price-to-pay-for-risky-driver-s-permitshtml">heavily critiqued</a> by NC's ACLU chapter and others. <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130815/governor-mccrory-vetoes-anti-jobs-hb-786">McCrory said in a statement </a>that he vetoed it due to a loophole that would allow businesses to hire more undocumented workers.</p><p>The second bill Gov. McCrory vetoed today (<a href="http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H392v6.pdf">HB 392</a>) would have required drug testing for Work First applicants, a state program that provides financial assistance and job training to needy families. &nbsp;The ACLU of North Carolina and the N.C. Justice Center had <a href="http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/index.php/blog/aclu-nc-others-call-on-gov-mccrory-to-veto-drug-testing-bill-1.html">publicly discouraged Gov. McCrory</a> from signing the bill, saying that it would violate the privacy of low-income people.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:50:55 +0000 Laura Candler 20832 at http://wunc.org McCrory Vetoes Two Bills: Welfare Drug Testing & Undocumented Immigrant Restrictions App State Students Suffer Under Voting Changes http://wunc.org/post/app-state-students-suffer-under-voting-changes <div><p>On the same day Governor Pat McCrory signed sweeping election changes into law, the Watauga County Board of Elections made several decisions that raised the ire of democrats in western North Carolina.</p><p>The three-member Board, with a 2-to-1 Republican majority, voted to close the early voting site on the Appalachian State campus. The Board also consolidated the three voting sites in Boone into one polling place. That means more than 9,000 voters will vote at one site. The next most populous polling place in the county has fewer than 5,000 voters.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:25:43 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20774 at http://wunc.org App State Students Suffer Under Voting Changes Brand New N.C. Voter ID Law Already Facing Challenges http://wunc.org/post/brand-new-nc-voter-id-law-already-facing-challenges Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Voting rights advocates are focusing their sights on North Carolina. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20716 at http://wunc.org Teachers, Universities Will Hurt From Loss Of "Master's Bump" http://wunc.org/post/teachers-universities-will-hurt-loss-masters-bump <p>Michael Martin is a teacher. His wife is a teacher’s assistant. They love their jobs and work in adjacent rooms in their school in Buncombe County, teaching special needs students and raising three kids of their own. But their life’s work comes with a real-world sacrifice, here in the state that ranks 48<sup>th</sup> in the country in teacher salaries. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 08:34:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 20706 at http://wunc.org Teachers, Universities Will Hurt From Loss Of "Master's Bump" N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory Defends New Voter ID Law http://wunc.org/post/nc-gov-pat-mccrory-defends-new-voter-id-law The American Civil Liberties Union says it&#8217;s going to take legal action to stop the country&#8217;s newest &#8212; and one of its most restrictive &#8212; voter ID laws, signed into law yesterday by Republican Governor <strong>Pat McCrory</strong> of North Carolina.<p>The new law requires voters to show government-issued photo ID cards, and outlaws college ID cards or out-of-state driver&#8217;s licenses as valid forms of identification.<p>The law also eliminates same-day voter registration, and allows any registered voter to challenge another&#8217;s eligibility.<p>&#8220;We&#8217;re re Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:35:04 +0000 editor 20707 at http://wunc.org N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory Defends New Voter ID Law McCrory On WUNC: ‘Our Right To Vote Deserves Protection’ http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-wunc-our-right-vote-deserves-protection <p>Governor Pat McCrory <a href="http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=HB+589">signed a bill </a>today that requires voters to present a photo ID at the polls, despite opposition from Attorney General Roy Cooper. In addition to requiring a form of photo ID for voters, the bill also shortens early voting by one week. Hours after he signed the bill, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice <a href="http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/aclu-and-southern-coalition-social-justice-file-challenge-north-carolinas-voter">filed a lawsuit challenging the bill</a>. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:08:46 +0000 Laura Candler & Frank Stasio 20644 at http://wunc.org McCrory On WUNC: ‘Our Right To Vote Deserves Protection’