McCrory, GOP lawmakers talk secretly about budget, bonds (Raleigh News & Observer) -- Gov. Pat McCrory met with the N.C. House GOP during an out-of-the public’s-eyes 45-minute caucus meeting Thursday morning, but ignored the gaggle of reporters outside the door. He did the same with the Senate GOP caucus later in the afternoon.
McCrory’s top lawyer kept secret Election Board member’s conflict of interest (AP) -- The chief legal counsel for Gov. Pat McCrory knew almost a year ago that the law firm of a N.C. Board of Elections member had received $1.3 million from the target of an investigation into questionable political donations. But Bob Stephens didn't say anything to McCrory about the potential conflict of interest or other issues with Paul J. Foley, including his alleged abusive behavior of staffers, a spokesman with the governor's office said.