NC governor spending $230,000 on mansion bathrooms

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Submitted: Sat, 10/12/2013 - 2:41am
Updated: Fri, 11/15/2013 - 7:05pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory plans to spend up to $230,000 in taxpayer funds remodeling bathrooms in his private living quarters at North Carolina’s Executive Mansion even as he demands belt-tightening for public schools and social programs.

Upgrades include new marble, tubs and fixtures for six bathrooms on the upper floors of the historic Victorian-era home in Raleigh. The changes were briefly noted five pages into a long list containing $90 million in repairs and renovations sent to legislative leaders last week by State Budget Director Art Pope.

Department of Administration spokesman Chris Mears says the bathrooms were last remodeled in the 1970s, though they’re in working order.

North Carolina Democratic Party spokesman Ben Ray recounted that teachers received no raises this year and suggested the Republican governor’s budgeting priorities are skewed.

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  • Burgerboy says:

    man these libbercrats like this one are discusting, they lay up in the fansy mansions all day with a silver spoon up their butt like the pope and think they can boss everyone around, they should impeach all them bums and send them to work in a cave in siberia somewhere that’s all they’re good for anyway ha!

  • Vog46 says:

    Ol Pat is slinging it so bad he needs to remodel the bathrooms?
    I could see doing this during “good” times but after looking at what he’s faced, and what he’s done I find this type of spending un-necessary.
    Of course if he didn’t give those “kids” plush jobs at DHHS he could afford to do this type of thing but Pat LOVES to spend money on pet project and people I guess.
    They don’t mention an exact year when the bathrooms were last renovated and we had a Republican governor for 4 years out of that decade (Holshouser)
    I wonder……………but I doubt it was him.

    Yeah Pats budget priorities are strange


  • GuestJeff says:

    Way to go Patsy!!! You should run for the US House Of Representatives next…you would fit in well with those fools!

  • Guestgoodthing says:

    As a part owner of the governor’s mansion, I think it is about time for some upkeep. Once in 35 years is not too often.

  • Vog46 says:

    As a part owner also I say “NO” not during bad times.
    Apparently the Governor agrees as he withdrew the Mansion bathroom repairs part of the list.
    He got an earful after Pope submitted the list.
    And if Holshouser(sp?) was Governor when the last repairs were made all I can say is the GOP know’s it’s full of “excrement”. Yeah, that’s it…..


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