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  • June 27, 2014 • Personnel

    Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Louis A. Bledsoe III as a Special Superior Court Judge, for a term beginning July 1, 2014. Chief Justice Sarah Parker plans to designate Bledsoe as a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases at the beginning of his term. He will then preside in the Charlotte Business Court for a five-year term. 

     

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  • June 26, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, N.C. –  Governor Pat McCrory said today he will sign into law legislation that allows for medical use of cannabidiol oil for the treatment of seizures disorders, particularly those that seem to afflict children. Cannabidiol oil is derived from a compound that is found in the marijuana plant. 

     

    “This law will help ease the suffering endured by children...

  • June 26, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, N.C. –  Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after today’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing which focused on the Medicaid budget for 2014-15:

     

    “My Budget and Health and Human Services teams clearly provided full information and answered all questions from the Senate committee regarding the Medicaid numbers in my budget for the...

  • June 25, 2014 • Healthcare

    Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory congratulated Buncombe County and Durham County today for being two of six winners of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The two counties were selected from more than 250 applicants across the country. Each will receive a cash prize of $25,000 in recognition of their commitment to building a "...

  • June 24, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory signed several bills today, including:
    • Senate Bill 463 (Sens. Woodard and McKissick) - A bill amending the law providing for minimum standards for jail dormitories to allow counties to house 64 inmates per dormitory so long as certain minimum standards are met.
    • House Bill 777 (Rep. Jackson) -...

  • June 24, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy, • Legislation

    Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 1031 into law this afternoon. The bill creates a nonprofit corporation to assist the Department of Commerce in fostering and retaining jobs and business development, international trade, marketing, and travel and tourism. This initiative has been a top priority for the governor and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon...

  • June 24, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement today:

     

    "After reviewing House Bill 1069, I have determined a veto is the proper course of action.

     

    "Although the vast majority of this bill contains much needed revisions to unemployment insurance laws, there are unacceptable provisions which stagger and shorten terms of current...

  • June 23, 2014 • Military and Veterans Affairs

    Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement about the deaths of three Camp Lejeune Marines who were killed during combat operations in Afghanistan.

    “Once again we are reminded of the high price of freedom, a price paid with the lives of Staff Sergeant David H. Stewart and Lance Corporals Brandon J. Garabrant and Adam F. Wolff of the 2nd Marine...

  • June 23, 2014 • Ethics and Accountability

    Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform initiative, commonly known as "NC GEAR," launched a new website today to collect ideas from state employees and citizens interested in improving state government. 

     

    State employees and citizens from across North Carolina are being encouraged to submit...

  • June 20, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, NC - Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement following the signing of Senate Bill 574:

     

    “This solution is a testament to our ability in state government to work together in a bipartisan manner to respond swiftly to citizens’ needs,” said Governor McCrory. “I would like to thank the members of the General Assembly for...

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