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McCrory responds to New York Times editorial

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory responded to an editorial published in the New York Times earlier in the week that slammed the GOP lead changes in the state.

"North Carolina's Path: The Governor's View" appears in Saturday's edition of the New York Times. In the letter, McCrory says the state is on the road to a powerful comeback. He states there have been "significant movement on vital reforms to tax policy, energy, education, economic development and transportation."

"Already companies have announced plans to create more than 9,300 jobs in the state and invest more than $1.1 billion in facilities," McCrory wrote.

The New York Times published an editorial on July 10 saying North Carolina is on the decline due to policies being put in place by the Republican led General Assembly.

"North Carolina was once considered a beacon of farsightedness in the South, an exception in a region of poor education, intolerance and tightfistedness. In a few short months, Republicans have begun to dismantle a reputation that took years to build," the editorial said.

In McCrory's response, he mentions he is doing what is best for the state and taxpayers, regardless of the origin of the idea. "But in my 14 years as mayor of Charlotte, I learned that it didn't matter whether a good idea came from a Republican or a Democrat," the letter said. "What mattered was whether it solved a problem and did so at a cost taxpayers could afford."

McCrory makes no mention of unemployment numbers or the "Moral Monday" protests that have resulted in the arrest of over 700 protesters.

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