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McCrory to give first State of the State speech

Posted February 18, 2013

— North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is getting ready for his first State of the State speech.

The former Charlotte mayor was scheduled to visit the House chamber Monday evening to speak to a joint session of the General Assembly in Raleigh and before a statewide television audience. He should get a hearty welcome at the capitol since fellow Republicans control the legislature.

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McCrory has talked for more than a year about how he'd lead the state and has spent the last month since taking office learning the ropes of state government. Medicaid, unemployment insurance and state infrastructure have been on his things-to-do list so far.

David McLennan, a political science professor at William Peace University, says McCrory must get specific Monday night.

“This is an opportunity for North Carolinians to really get to know Pat McCrory as governor," McLennan said. "He campaigned on fixing state government. That was one of his major campaign promises. Now he’s got to deliver. So, tonight’s speech will give him an opportunity to talk about more in detail how he wants to do that."

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Previous governors have used the biennial address to highlight provisions in their upcoming two-year budgets. McCrory's budget isn't expected until mid-March.

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  • oldaltar Feb 18, 2013

    You should be used to it having lived through the last 4 years.
    s23nemo

    You are right, however the same creed that caused it at the national level has now visited the state of NC. You have been had!

  • NC observer 07 Feb 18, 2013

    More customer friendly state government? In this state, forget it. This is the worse I've seen in the five states I've lived in. If McCrory wants a model on effective and customer service state government, he should take a look at Utah.

  • Ripcord Feb 18, 2013

    "North Carolina Home said "The liberals HATE independence." Please provide a link so that I can become as enlightened as you..thanks..." rushbot

    "If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." - Barack Obama

  • s23nemo Feb 18, 2013

    @oldalter
    "This is a joke. We will be lucky if the unempolyment rate be below 8 percent by the end of his four years. "

    You should be used to it having lived through the last 4 years.

  • s23nemo Feb 18, 2013

    @rushbot "Boy oh boy you all right wingers sure sound like you wish the return of JIM CROW. "I can understand your point, I almost threw up watching the first ten minutes of Obamas state of the union." .. .. if it walks like a duck and quacks it must be a duck."

    When one has nothing left cry racism.
    rule 11. If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside.

  • Myword Feb 18, 2013

    When he speaks do you see Art Pope's lips move?

  • rushbot Feb 18, 2013

    oldaltar said at 1934: "This is a joke. We will be lucky if the unempolyment rate be below 8 percent by the end of his four years. This is the biggest rip off or transfer of money I have seen in this state in years." .. .. ..true what you say, but the republiCONs really don't want full employment, hence their fondness for offshoring of jobs..i predict they won't get it under 8% in the next 4 years..he has removed the societal safety net and consequently millions of dollars are now longer going to be spent in the NC economy..

  • oldaltar Feb 18, 2013

    This is a joke. We will be lucky if the unempolyment rate be below 8 percent by the end of his four years. This is the biggest rip off or transfer of money I have seen in this state in years.

  • Naysayer Feb 18, 2013

    What an incredible refreshing change from "good old liberal, big spedning Bev", watching the speech and loving it!! Fiscal common sense, something this state has been lacking for a long long time. I especially like his comments about creating a Gov't that is focused on customer service. A well needed paradigm shift.

  • rushbot Feb 18, 2013

    North Carolina Home said "The liberals HATE independence." Please provide a link so that I can become as enlightened as you..thanks..

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