Over the weekend, Governor Pat McCrory issued his response to a strongly worded New York Times editorial (“The Decline of North Carolina“) defending his leadership as helping fuel North Carolina’s comeback. Here’s an excerpt:
‘The North Carolina I’m leading today is on a powerful comeback. After just six months of problem-solving leadership and making the tough decisions that we were elected to do, there is significant movement on vital reforms to tax policy, energy, education, economic development and transportation.
While it may not be apparent to the very liberal worldview of The Times, North Carolina’s new focus on reform is paying off.’
But even as McCrory touted those reforms, the Greensboro News & Record called out the Governor in its Sunday editorial (“Memo to McCrory”):
‘Remember, you were elected not only by Republicans but by a fair number of unaffiliated voters and Democrats on the premise that you’d be about the business of smart, efficient government and strengthening the state’s economy.
But as you yourself recently complained, the GOP-controlled legislature seems to have taken its eye off that ball. Read more