Bond referenda on agenda as McCrory, Pope meet GOP lawmakers

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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.

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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.

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