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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Pat Mccrory
Some North Carolina lawmakers say they were surprised and miffed by fellow Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's announcement that he's seeking legislation to beef up government oversight of coal ash dumps.
Gov. Pat McCrory won't attend the electronic music festival Moogfest next week in Asheville as originally planned.
Duke Energy told shareholders Thursday that cleanup costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line.
North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers.
Gov. Pat McCrory and his fiscal allies used Tuesday's tax-filing deadline to highlight a tax overhaul passed last summer that they say will benefit most North Carolina residents - either by leaving more money in their wallets or providing them with new jobs. But critics insist most people will see higher taxes and government services still hindered by cash shortages.
North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps.
Some North Carolina legislators say Gov. Pat McCrory went too far with an executive order last summer about how to enforce a new law on leaking trash trucks and want it canceled.
The next mayor of Charlotte has officially resigned from the North Carolina Senate.
Former North Carolina state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr is returning to the mountains to become district attorney for five western counties until a new DA is elected in November.
Gov. Pat McCrory's eastern North Carolina representative was named state ferry system director Monday, replacing a veteran employee to lead one of the nation's largest passenger boat operations.
Gov. Pat McCrory is back in North Carolina after two days of meetings in and around Washington, D.C. related to the military, education and the state's economy.
Gov. Pat McCrory asked Thursday for more belt-tightening within North Carolina government as pre-emptive actions to protect the state from a Medicaid shortfall and a fuzzy revenue picture.
Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration's transportation leaders are worried about the future of state and federal funding sources to pay for roads and bridges in North Carolina.
Patrick Cannon's rise to mayor began with his election to City Council in 1993, at a time when Charlotte was emerging as a major banking center.
"The continued progress that we have made over the last 15 months is evidence that the policy changes we made are working," McCrory said in a statement. "While we continue to see encouraging results, the hard work is far from over, and we will use the upcoming short session to pursue even more policies that put North Carolinians back to work."
Gov. Pat McCrory again claimed the credit for the improving unemployment rate is due to decisions by him and fellow Republicans in the General Assembly last year.