What people are talking about – 9/5
It’s our fault. That’s what Gov. Pat McCrory reportedly told a Charlotte audience recently. It’s the Democratic liberals and media fault for “skewing” the GOP image. Guess it’s our fault that his “cronies” recently overrode his two vetoes on immigration and drug testing of welfare recipients. Now he’s threatening to mutiny.
“Based upon the lawmakers’ vote on drug testing, the executive branch will not take any action on the new law’s implementation..,” McCrory wrote. To which Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger replied: “All governors, without regard to party, swear an oath to uphold the Constitution. We expect Gov. McCrory to perform his constitutional duty to enforce the law.”
Hey, even Hollywood couldn’t make up this stuff. But keep telling yourself that Bud, right into the next election.
• Charter schools. More charter schools are on the horizon. Today, the State Board of Education approved 26 of 32 requests. North Carolina will have 155 public charter schools in 57 counties next school year.
• Voter hotline. As N.C.’s elections start to heat up, the NAACP has created a voter suppression hotline: 1-855-664-3487. Don’t be afraid to use it. We’ve come too far.
• Raleigh grant. The U.S. Department of Transporation's 2013 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Discretionary Grants Program – did you get all that – has awarded Raleigh a $10 million grant to complete Union Station in downtown.
• Freebies. The Tribune has a couple of $10 gift certificates, courtesy of our advertising client Denny's. So if you’re feeling lucky, respond to this blog below with your mailing address. That way, we’ll also know if SOMEBODY is reading these blogs. Must have a legitimate email address so we can let you know if you’re a winner.