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McCrory now reading budget AFTER deciding to sign it

Governor Pat McCrory called reporters to his office Friday afternoon and with his cabinet standing dutifully behind him proclaimed that he will be proud to sign the budget passed by the House and Senate.

In case you are wondering when the signing ceremony will take place, a Monday Associated Press story reported that it will happen after McCrory actually reads the budget.

McCrory didn’t know when he would sign the budget bill into law as “the governor is reviewing it line by line,” spokesman Ryan Tronovitch said by email.

So if you are keeping score at home, McCrory announced Friday that he was proud to sign the budget that on Monday his staff admitted he still hadn’t read. That’s reassuring.

 

 

11 Comments


  1. Alex

    August 5, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Sounds like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi signing Obamacare before they ever read it.

  2. ML

    August 5, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Wrong again. The legislature writes the bills and passes them. They do not sign bills. You must have meant Obama or confused mccrory with tillis or Berger. Nice try though.

  3. Alex

    August 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    As usual ML, you are wrong again. from “How a Bill is passed in the US “. Didn’t they teach you how to capitalize names in school ?

    . “The enrolled bill is now signed by the Speaker of the House and Senate and then the vice president. Finally, it is sent for presidential consideration. The president has ten days to sign or veto the enrolled bill. If the president vetoes the bill, it can still become a law if two-thirds of the Senate and two-thirds of the House then vote in favor of the bill.”

  4. Pertains!

    August 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    If he reads it BEFORE he signs it there is still hope to repair some of the damage it is set to do to NC education system. ….
    Better odds with the lottery:-(

  5. Gene Hoglan

    August 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I’m still shocked by the revelation he can read.

  6. ML

    August 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    aaaaaaaaalex, the punctuation is placed before you close the parentheses.

    Regardless of whether the speaker technically signs the bill, your comparison is still lacking. You probably should have stuck to the gop playbook and used obama as that would make the most sense in your comparison to mccrory not reading bills before signing them.

  7. Alex

    August 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Your arguments are so weak ML ! Law school must have been a real challenge.

  8. ML

    August 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Why is my singular argument so weak? Mccrory compared to Obama is actually stronger than trying to compare mccrory to two legislatures in congress. But school was a breeze, however, that bar exam was rough.

  9. ML

    August 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Legislators* – since Alex is such a stickler about other peoples grammar and spelling

  10. Kitty

    August 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    He doesn’t need to read it. Nothing will change. He’s a Tea Party puppet who does whatever they want. Art Pope and the rest of the Tea Party gang are in charge. McCrory is not a leader he’s a follower.

  11. Alan

    August 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Alex, if you hadn’t realized already, is an employee of Civitas/JLF.

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