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Politics & Government
3:55 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

McCrory Booster Group Running TV Ads

Credit Governor's Office

Governor McCrory is the subject of a new TV ad that seeks to boost his image.

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 McCrory talks about education, tax, and health care reform.

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The State of Things
11:03 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Can The Republican Party Maintain Control?

Credit Credit NC General Assembly

Host Frank Stasio talks about the state of the North Carolina GOP with his guests.

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.

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Politics & Government
2:00 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Name That Governor - New Poster Going To Schools

The succession of North Carolina Governors poster.
Credit NC Bankers Association

Curious to know what all the North Carolina governors looked like? Now you can see all 68 (well, most of them) in one place, thanks to the North Carolina Bankers Association. They’ve reissued their poster of the state’s gubernatorial lineage, which hadn’t been updated in more than 50 years.  

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The State of Things
12:10 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Governor Vetoes And Signs Controversial Laws

Governor Pat McCrory
Credit Governor's Office

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 Governor Pat McCrory to sign those laws of which he approves and veto those he’s against. He’s done both this week.

He signed into law a controversial Voter ID law that forces voters to show ID at the polling place, as well as shortens the hours of early voting and eliminates straight-ticket voting.

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Politics & Government
4:58 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

McCrory Speaks Up About Abortion Regulation Bill

Gov. Pat McCrory
Credit NC Governor's Office

Governor Pat McCrory gave his first press conference in six months at the governor's mansion today.

He said he and legislators are coming close to reaching an agreement on tax reform, which would pave the way for producing a state budget.

McCrory also said the Senate's quick passage of a bill last week that would result in shutting down most of the state's abortion clinics was not the best way to pass such a controversial measure. McCrory said there's a fine line between restrictions on abortion and safety measures that protect women.

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Politics & Government
1:29 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Former NC Governor Holshouser Dies

Former NC Governor Jim Holshouser.
Credit The family of Jim Holshouser

Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser has died.  Holshouser's family says he died this morning at a hospital in Pinehurst.  A native of Boone, he was North Carolina's first Republican governor in the 20th century, serving from 1973 to 1977.  Holshouser received an undergraduate degree from Davidson College and a law degree from UNC Chapel Hill. 

While in office, Holshouser created a UNC Board of Governors and supported the expansion of public school kindergartens. He also established rural health clinics and added to the state parks system.

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The State of Things
12:21 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Gov. Pat McCrory Revamps The NC Board Of Elections

Last Friday, Gov. Pat McCrory appointed an entirely new staff to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Earlier that week the board was set to begin an investigation into contributions to McCrory's campaign. A one-hundred percent turnover is unusual and leaves many speculating whether or not it has to do with this investigation.

John Frank is a political reporter for the News and Observer and joined Host Frank Stasio today to talk about the turnover.

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