McCrory to lay out second-year priorities

Posted January 20

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— Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday will lay out his goals for the 2014 legislative session that begins in May, as well as "strategic goals" for the rest of the year and beyond.

McCrory, a first-term Republican beginning his second year in office, will appear at a news conference with members of his cabinet, according to spokeswoman Kim Genardo.

During a presentation to the North Carolina Bankers Association earlier this month, McCrory previewed that agenda, telling business leaders that expanding the number of jobs available in the state, raising teacher pay and pushing North Carolina into natural gas development were key priorities for the coming year. Genardo said he will used Tuesday's news conference to be more specific.

Traditionally, North Carolina governors do not give State of the State addresses in even-numbered years. Genardo said that the news conference will serve a similar function, giving citizens an update on the state's progress.

Lawmakers go back into session in mid-May for the "short session" of the General Assembly. Traditionally, these even-year sessions are designed to adjust the budget and make other urgent changes to state law, rather than pursuing broad legislative programs. 

The news conference is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. WRAL.com plans to carry it live online.


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  • notexactly Jan 24, 7:57 a.m.

    bev did as much damage in her 2 years of control than any gov has done. you just need to stop spinning and accept the truth. By your logic all of our problems can be blamed on Obama.

  • uBnice Jan 22, 4:47 p.m.


    I am always amused at the dem way of thinking. We did have rep governors but they could... View More

    — Posted by notexactly

    In addition, by your own logic, Perdue can hardly be blamed for much because the Republicans had the House and Senate for all of her last two years.

  • uBnice Jan 22, 4:43 p.m.


    I am always amused at the dem way of thinking. We did have rep governors but they could... View More

    — Posted by notexactly

    We voted the Democrats out, lock, stock, and barrel. We the People acknowledged how corrupt they had become and voted them out. How much more truth would you like?

    Unfortunately, We the People have been blindsided by the Republicans because they promised not to do the same thing. And I believed it. For the most part, I voted against the Democrats and not for the Republicans. Now I will vote against the Republicans and not for the Democrats.

  • notexactly Jan 22, 4:24 p.m.


    I am always amused at the dem way of thinking. We did have rep governors but they could not do anything because they had dem controlled congresses. So again , what ever problems the state has had, has been because of the dems, totally. If you think different then like I said in my last post, I can easily blame the dems for what is going on now at the state level and at the federal. You cant spin the truth and have it both ways. I agree we can vote them out. My question to you is will you spin the truth when the dems mess up as you are doing now? If so you words mean nothing because you cant accept or tell the truth.

  • uBnice Jan 22, 2:12 p.m.


    So your saying if the economy was churning along and the prices were not as high, then... View More

    — Posted by notexactly

    I am always amused at the "100+ year Democratic rule" statement. How about Republican Governors James Holshouser (1973-1977) and two-term Jim Martin (1985-1993)?

    The only message that the Republicans will understand is to be voted out. The way the Republicans got into office is because We the People voted out the Democrats, who had been acting like a mafia. Hopefully when we vote the Democrats back in that they would have learned their lesson. And hopefully when we vote out the Republicans that they can work on a new generation of people who know how to govern.

    The fact of the matter is that We the People are caught between a rock and a hard place.

    But I will emphasize the point that We the People voted the Democrats out. We will do the same to the Republicans.

  • GOPtakersSociety Jan 22, 12:45 p.m.

    Pat Mccrory, and Beverly Perdue are both great upstanding Americans. They have both valiantly... View More

    — Posted by ericwhiteman1

    maybe you should get out more, maybe volunteer at a homeless shelter.....if it's not above you

    — Posted by GOPtakersSociety

    I do get out quite often, but I don't see very many "colorful" people in this neck of the woods... View More

    — Posted by ericwhiteman1

    maybe in "your neck of the woods" those folks still work in the cotton fields and Hand-me-downs are a way of life

  • GOPtakersSociety Jan 22, 12:42 p.m.

    99percenter, You didn't answer My Question, HOW COME THE TEACHERS DIDN'T COMPLAIN ABOUT RAISES... View More

    — Posted by bmac813

    maybe your Daughter wasn't qualified to earn much,
    bottom line, is they did complain and using all caps makes you look like a child , screaming and all but that's what you tea-party folk do best, scream illogical thoughts louder than the ones speaking facts. Bottom line is we the People are tired of your antics, and you will be shown the door come election time.

  • notexactly Jan 22, 11:37 a.m.

    haters take note

    All of your comments about taking care of donor buddies and corporate ceo's, you should just insert your favorite dems name in place of any rep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The first one should be Obama, then reid, plosky, biden, Kerry, then you can insert Hilary, and any other dems you choose. Nothing is any different when the reps do it versus the dems. You just don't complain when the dems do it. Stop complaining cause you guys lost, just like you harped when o and the dems. I don't agree with all the reps are doing but they are trying to stop the bleeding created by the dems. Might work, might not.

  • notexactly Jan 22, 11:18 a.m.

    furthermore, health care costs are increasing as we speak thanks to the aca. I know for some it is not, but for many it is. ( another lie told by the dems). So for you to use that as an excuse is bogus.. Health care expenses not as high, is a bogus reason for you to use since they are higher now than then. Keep spinning. You should open a clothing store so you can make clothing with your spinning and hire some employees to benefit society, instead of blaming others for their success. You could actually be a part of the solution instead of the problem.

  • notexactly Jan 22, 10:51 a.m.


    So your saying if the economy was churning along and the prices were not as high, then dems would have handled the teachers pay from 08 till n0w better? I don't think so. Bev had already started cutting funds to teachers and before pat took over. All has to feel the pain, and I think we all have. things will get better. No need to keep blaming one party for the mistakes. All are at fault. Its just that the dems 100% are at fault for anything that was going wrong in this state ( which were many) before the reps took control. Just admit that, it is the truth, weather you think so or not. You cannot honestly think that the reps are at fault for anything until 2010 when they took over. They had 0 control so they had no say. If you think this then I can easily say that it is the dems fault now.