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Sen. Kay Hagan To Keynote League Of Conservation Voters Annual Dinner PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 March 2014 12:01

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters announced Monday that Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan will top the speaker list of its annual dinner. Hagan is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, where she has served as the junior senator since 2009.

 
The event will take place May 27 in Raleigh.
 
The dinner will feature an awards ceremony to honor state legislators and leaders who meet the environmental group's standards for protecting the environment. 
 
In a news release, the group notes that when Sen. Hagan was a state legislator, she cosponsored the Clean Smokestacks Act, to reign in pollution from coal-fired power plants. 
 
According to the group, Hagan "has also been a consistent vote against legislation to block the EPA from reducing carbon and mercury pollution. Time and again Senator Hagan has voted to end taxpayer-funded subsidies to Big Oil. 
 
As co-chair of the new Clean Energy Innovation Project at the think tank Third Way, she has been a public advocate for extending incentives, like the Production Tax Credit, for renewable energies."
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 12:01
 
Gallup: Obama Disappoval Hits 54 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In a troubling sign for his second term agenda, President Obama's disapproval rate has  hit 54 percent. Just 41 percent of Americans surveyed by Gallup say they approve of the job the president is doing.

 
The figures reflect a rolling two-day figure from March 10 through 12, 2014. 
 
Meantime, just one in four Americans tell Gallup they're satisfied with the country's direction. 
 
Democrats are the most satisfied group -- with 40 percent giving the country a positive grade. Independents are next, with 21 percent saying things are on the right track. Republicans are the least satisifed with the country's direction. Only 12 percent of Republicans are satisfied.
 
Analysts say the president's poor numbers could spell trouble for fellow Democrats seeking election this fall. 
 
In North Carolina, incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan did not publicly greet the president on a recent visit to the state. Hagan is seeking re-election and faces a tough battle to retain her seat. 
 
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:20
 
Poll: Gov. Pat McCrory's Job Approval At 43 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:15

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Fourteen months into his administration, Gov. Pat McCrory's job approval stands at 43 percent, according to new survey data of registered voters released by American Insights. Nearly 20 percent strongly approve. 

 
Forty percent of registered voters disapprove of the governor's performance, according to the poll.
 
In a hypotethical 2016 matchup with Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, McCrory beats Cooper, 44 percent to 38 percent. American Insights reports the data breakdowns show McCrory leading Cooper among Independents, 44 to 35 percent. Independents are typically swing voters.
 
In addition, among those who are currently undecided regarding the governor's job performance, he leads Cooper 31 to 15 percent.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:16
 
Gov. McCrory's Statement About Sen. Martin Nesbitt's Resignation As Leader PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 March 2014 16:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Upon learning that Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt is leaving his leadership post in the General Assembly, Gov. Pat McCrory issued the following statement.

 
"While we may not agree on every issue, I respect Sen. Nesbitt for his commitment and service in the General Assembly. I ask all North Carolinians to keep him in their thoughts and prayers while he focuses on his recovery."
 
Sen. Nesbitt serves Buncombe County. He served as Senate Majority Leader until Republicans were elected to the majority in the Senate. He then assumed the post of minority leader. 
 
No details have been released about Sen. Nesbitt's health concern.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 16:53
 
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