Gov. Pat McCrory released a video Friday stating, he will not call the General Assembly back to Raleigh for a special session. In it he says he doesn't see the need to bring legislators back after a long and at time contentious short session.
“It would be counter- productive and a waste of taxpayer money to bring the General Assembly back when there is no agreement in place on issues already voted on," McCrory said in the video release. "And after a lengthy session, they need a break and frankly, I need a break from them.”
Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and other economic development groups recently called on the governor to convene a special session, to address a dwindling pot of money used for business incentives. The fund will be depleted next month.
McCrory did say in the video, if a major job recruitment effort develops and it requires legislative support, he would bring lawmakers back.