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McCrory named to NGA executive committee

Posted July 13
Updated July 14

Gov. Pat McCrory unveils a performance-based pay plan for North Carolina teachers during a news conference at North Carolina A&T State University on May 7, 2014.

— Gov. Pat McCrory on Sunday was named to the executive committee of the National Governors Association for the 2014-15 year, his office announced.

McCrory was named during the association's summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

“While gridlock prevails in Washington, D.C., governors must act, rather than talk, and that’s what we’re doing in North Carolina to provide the economic and educational opportunities our state needs to prosper," McCrory said in a statement. "I look forward to bipartisan discussions with my fellow governors about the results that come with making tough decisions, keeping a close eye on the taxpayers’ wallets and looking beyond traditional ideas and approaches.”

McCrory served on the NGA's economic and development and commerce committee during the 2013-14 year.

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  • wildpig777 Jul 15, 9:01 a.m.

    gov nor mc - dismantling education one plank at a time. please just don't keep telling us how committed you are to education, teachers welfare blah blah . it really does grow thin after a while. not to mention gov nor-- you will be faced with your semi transparent position towards educators and state employees 18 mths from now- and I guarantee you most will receive your explainations with NO votes at the polls-- you can TAKE MY OBSERVATION TO THE BANK.

  • wraluser Jul 14, 4:16 p.m.

    Great news for our governor. He is building a national following.

    — Posted by dirtydozen431

    for all the wrong reasons...

  • scubagirl2 Jul 14, 3:09 p.m.

    [[[[TAKE 2}}}} First one didn't make it so HOW can this be a duplicate?

    "While gridlock prevails in Washington, D.C., governors must act, rather than talk, and that’s... View More

    — Posted by Mon Account

    But he's certainly pointing out to the stragglers that he IS in fact a liar with HIS interests (and pockets) in mind. What a joke

  • stymieindurham Jul 14, 2:12 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing Mr. Pope.
    ======================================
    Some people just can not be satisfied.
    By the way, I didn't read anything in the article about a Mr. Pope.
    Please point out where you saw it. I must have missed it.

  • Mon Account Jul 14, 1:03 p.m.

    "While gridlock prevails in Washington, D.C., governors must act, rather than talk, and that’s what we’re doing in North Carolina to provide the economic and educational opportunities our state needs to prosper. I look forward to bipartisan discussions with my fellow governors about the results that come with making tough decisions, keeping a close eye on the taxpayers’ wallets and looking beyond traditional ideas and approaches."

    Sure, he acted along with the legislature... and the feds are suing us. Teachers are fleeing, women's health services centers are on the chopping block, and the rich are getting more tax breaks. Pretty much everything he said is completely false... he's not describing NC, or even how he operates.

  • miseem Jul 14, 1:02 p.m.

    "Better yet, cite the Bill(s) that McCrony signed that got the state to these levels that you... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    And this one:

    Governor Pat McCrory Signs S 761: Helping Veterans and Military Families Turn... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    Amazing. One of these bills was just signed on July 10, less than a week ago, and it went back into the past and boosted NC employment. In addition, the agency it establishes has no staff currently. The other was signed just a little earlier. Number of people employed has gone up a little in the last few months, but NC had one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, so NC had a lot more room to grow. The unemployment rate dropping has more to do with people leaving the job market, not so much for job growth.

  • miseem Jul 14, 12:56 p.m.

    Could he be any worse than Bev "The Joker" Perdue???????

    — Posted by LL4U

    Yes. He's already proven that.

  • LL4U Jul 14, 12:42 p.m.

    Could he be any worse than Bev "The Joker" Perdue???????

  • tracmister Jul 14, 12:41 p.m.

    Governor McCrory, you rocl and I am glad you are being recognized nationally for you ethics in... View More

    — Posted by ALLIN

    You're right! Imagine all those other papers comparing North Carolina to Texas as two of the worst states in the United States. Imagine the shock to find out the McCrory's administration dominated by Art Pope is also considered the most corrupt. Keep watching FOX.

  • European American Jul 14, 11:52 a.m.

    "Better yet, cite the Bill(s) that McCrony signed that got the state to these levels that you... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    And this one:

    Governor Pat McCrory Signs S 761: Helping Veterans and Military Families Turn... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    Seriously, did you even read any of the Bills you posted?

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