McCrory has still not signed one major bill from last week’s special session

For what it’s worth — and it may not be much — Gov. Pat McCrory has still not signed House Bill 17 from last week’s special session. This is the bill, you will recall, that  makes a host of changes (and by changes, I mean drastic reductions) in the powers of the Governor’s office in such areas as education, the appointment of UNC Board of Trustees members and, indeed, the appointment of the Governor’s own cabinet. It’s a bill that goes so far that it’s even drawn fire from conservatives like the John Locke Foundation and former Republican Governor, Jim Martin.

As for why McCrory hasn’t yet acted on the bill, we know nothing. The Guv has been notably uncommunicative when it comes to last week’s nefarious actions. Perhaps there is some hopeful explanation (like that McCrory is seriously thinking about vetoing the measure or leaving it to his successor, who takes office in 13 days) or perhaps he’s just been out cutting ribbons and getting pedicures and hasn’t had a chance.

Whichever it is, we’ll share any information as it becomes available. Keep your fingers crossed.

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

Marjorie Taylor Greene in new attack on Fauci demands his salary be stripped WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. [...]

Former N.C. Attorney General says there was no typo, but the state intended for mining to wind down [...]

In an exclusive interview, a distinguished Lumbee historian explains her decision to leave UNC-Chape [...]

How hot is it on your block? If you live in am historically Black neighborhood, it's probably h [...]

It’s a common phenomenon for well-known politicians to become associated with, or remembered for, an [...]

The post Hark! The Sound of Tar Heel Voices… appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

The late historian John Henrik Clarke explained the dominant subculture’s preoccupation with manipul [...]

He’s baaaack. Well, sort of. Former President Donald Trump emerged from his self-imposed Florida/New [...]