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Gov. McCrory To Infrastructure Bond Supporters: Thank You PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 March 2016 05:16

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - One day following an overwhelming victory at the polls for a $2 billion infrastructure bond package, its chief champion, Gov. Pat McCrory, lauded North Carolinians for their vision and support of infrastructure improvements.

“The people of North Carolina sent a strong message to the nation that working together can make a difference,” he said. “This was a bi-partisan effort with Republicans and Democrats from the mountains to the coast, both in the legislative and executive branches, coming together to accomplish something that will have a significant impact for the next generation.”
 
The governor made stops at Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina A&T University, and Central Piedmont Community College.

The bond passed 2 to 1.

Project funding can be found at connect.nc.gov.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2016 05:17
 
Pat McCrory To Face Roy Cooper For Top Job in North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 07:15

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Republican incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory won his primary easily Tuesday, setting up a fall matchup with Democrat Roy Cooper, who also had no problem vanquishing his primary rivals.

McCrory pulled 82 percent of the Republican votes, with Robert Brawley accounting for nearly 11 percent  and Charles Kenneth Moss just over 7 percent.

Cooper's race was closer. Former Durham state legislator Ken Spaulding took 31 percent of Democratic votes to Cooper's 69 percent.

Libertarian Lon Cecil is also on  the November ballot.

National pundits have speculated that North Carolina's gubernatorial race will be the most watched in the country. North Carolina Democrats view it as an opportunity to regain some power following the 2010, 2012 and 2014 elections that ensured their minority status in the state.

Republicans see the race as a referendum on the fiscal reforms put in place by the governor.

 
Infrastructure Bond Referendum Passes By 2 To 1 Margin PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 07:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolinians gave a thumbs up to a $2 billion infrastructure bond referendum Tuesday with an overwhelming margin of voters voting "For" the package.

The bond passed, 66 to 34 percent. Its key champion, Gov. Pat McCrory, has assured voters the borrowing will not require a tax increase.

The package includes projects in 76 North Carolina counties.

Nearly half of the bond package is targeted to the UNC System. Another 17 percent will fund community colleges. Water and sewer projects, along with the National Guard and public safety area accounts for a combined 20 percent.

More than 2.3 million North Carolinians cast ballots in the primary election. That's 35.34 percent of registered voters.

Vote tallies can be found at ncsbe.gov.
 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 07:17
 
U.S. Senate Matchup: Richard Burr versus Deborah Ross PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 06:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Republican Richard Burr easily cruised to victory in the U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, earning 61 percent of the vote and securing his party's nomination as he seeks another term in Washington, D.C.

Burr will face Demcrat Deborah Ross, who scored 62 percent of her party's primary vote. Ross is a former Wake County state legislator and head of the North Carolina ACLU.

Burr had the stiffest challenge. Wake County Dr. Greg Brannon, a Tea Party favorite, pulled 25 percent of the vote. Ross' closest challenger among four was Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey, who garnered 16 percent of the vote.

The general election will also include a Libertarian Party candidate: Sean Haugh.

More than 2.3 million North Carolinians cast ballots in the primary election. That's 35.34 percent of registered voters.

Vote tallies can be found at ncsbe.gov.

 
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