Bond referenda on agenda as McCrory, Pope meet GOP lawmakers

Gov. Pat McCrory

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory has visited North Carolina lawmakers to again pitch bond referenda to Republicans in charge of the General Assembly.

McCrory went to a joint House-Senate GOP caucus meeting Wednesday morning. Accompanying him was a previous top lieutenant in his administration – former State Budget Director Art Pope. The meeting was not open to the public.

- Advertisement -

The governor told some reporters after the meeting Pope was there as a volunteer who presented some polling about borrowing packages. The governor said Pope’s information came from a nonprofit political advocacy organization backing McCrory’s agenda.

McCrory wants the state to borrow up to $3 billion for road and government building construction. The legislature must approve putting the question of borrowing on the ballot. McCrory wants the voting this fall.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)