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House Bill 405, "Ag Gag" Bill, Draws Veto Stamp From Gov. McCrory PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 01 June 2015 05:21

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - He says he supports the purpose of House Bill 405, but doesn't believe it adequately protects employees who uncover criminal activity. Therefore, Gov. Pat McCrory has veteod House Bill 405, commonly known as the "ag gag" bill.

The intent of 405 is to allow a business to take action against an employee who hire on with the intent of engaging in business espionage.

"I encourage the General Assembly to reconsider this bill as soon as possible and add protections for those employees who report illegal activities directly and confidentially to the proper authorities," said the governor in his veto staement. "I stand ready to work with legislators during this process, and I am very optimistic that we can reach a solution that addresses the concerns of our North Carolina employers while still protecting honest employees."        

 
Gov. McCrory: Defense of Constitution Requires a Veto Of Senate Bill 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 May 2015 05:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory says he will veto Senate Bill 2, which would allow magistrates and registers of deeds to opt out of gay marriages when it conflicts with deeply held religious beliefs.

In a statement, the governor said that while he and many North Carolinians believe marriage is between a man and a woman, "we are a nation and a state of laws. Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no public official who voluntarily swears to support and defend the Constitution and to discharge all duties of their office should be exempt from upholding that oath; therefore, I will veto Senate Bill 2."

The bill passed the House 67 to 43. It has previously passed the Senate.

The bill would allow public officials to opt out of their duties for at least six months to accommodate their religious views. Supporters say it upholds religious freedom. Opponents say it is discrimination.

If  the governor issues the veto, the bill will head back to the legislature for an override vote.

 
North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission To Hold Quarterly Meeting Friday PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 05:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission will meet Friday, May 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Raleigh.  

The Commission's  quarterly meeting will include the swearing-in of newly appointed Commission members. Members will also hear a presentation of Mecklenburg’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team’s Fourth Annual Report, by Helen Lipman and Marie White.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 05:52
 
Governor Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Thursday, May 28, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 May 2015 05:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Thursday, May 28, 2015, as released by  his office.

9 a.m.
Dex Heavy Duty Parts Light Re-Manufacturing
Facility Ribbon Cutting  Ceremony &  Facility Tour  
2016 Cornatzer Road
Advance

OPEN to credentialed press only

 
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