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Gov. McCrory Rejects Obama Administration's Request to Reverse N.C.'s' Iran Sanctions PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Donna Martinez   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 05:28

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - No. That's the answer Gov. Pat McCrory has given to the Obama administration after receiving an official request to reverse state law and allow state investments in Iran.

An April 8 letter from Stephen Mull, the State Department's lead coordinator for implementing the President’s Iran nuclear deal, asked the governor to set aside the state's decision and allow state and local governments to engage in contracts with businesses with ties to Iran.

“Under President Obama’s questionable Iran deal, billions have already been paid or released to Iran’s regime with little to show for it,” the governor said in a statement. “So long as I am governor, North Carolina will not subsidize a regime which remains the world’s lead sponsor of terrorism. It’s time for Washington, D.C. to put the safety, security and best interests of North Carolinians and Americans first.”

The law at issue is the Iran Divestment Act of 2015. It passed with a near unanimous vote in the General Assembly and was signed by McCrory.

 The letter from the Obama administration to the governor can be found in this PDF file: https://ncgovernor.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/documents/files/North%20Carolina.pdf

Postal Service: Forced Price Reduction Will Cost Postal Service $2 Billion Per Year PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 06:11

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Postal service price reductions that took effect earlier this month will cost the organization $2 billion according to a U.S. Postal Service news release.

The reductions were mandated by the Postal Regulatory Commission. The reductions ended a surcharge the Postal Service had been allowed to impose since 2014.

“Given our precarious financial condition and ongoing business needs, the price reduction required by the PRC exacerbates our losses,” said Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and CEO in the release.  “This unfortunate decision heightens the importance of the review of our ratemaking system which our regulator is required to conduct later this year.”

The full statement can be found at usps.com.

Activities With Pope Francis Dominate President and Mrs. Obama's Public Schedule PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama's Thursday morning will include two activities with Pope Francis. The White House public schedule for September 24 shows:

** 9:00 AM
The President, the First Lady, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden participate in the State Arrival ceremony for His Holiness Pope Francis

South Lawn Open to pre-credentialed media Pre-set 7:30AM; Final Gather 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

** 10:15 AM
The President holds a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis

Gather Time 9:30AM – Rose Garden Pool Spray at the Top Oval Office

Commentary about the morning posted to the White House website:

"In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting."

The full schedule can be found at whitehouse.gov.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 06:19

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