Gov. Pat McCrory is the guest on NC SPIN, the statewide public affairs TV program, this weekend.
In an interview with host Tom Campbell, McCrory talks about his surprises and challenges in the job.
He also stands up for his cabinet, saying its members comprise the best cabinet in the country. McCrory says they're not getting the attention they deserve.
That might come as a surprise to some of them, who could use a little less attention lately.
Go to ncspin.com for air times. Or watch the full interview online.
McCrory also chided the legislature for slipping policy into the budget -- a complaint he raised previously, referring to cutting bonuses for teachers earning master’s degrees -- saying he could have vetoed the budget over that issue, “but I would have paralyzed government.”
Yet the governor noted one of his own policy goals was put in the budget with a provision requesting North Carolina be granted a waiver for Medicaid, which would give the state flexibility in operating and paying for the programs. “That’s not the right way to do it,” he said. “But it got it done.”
McCrory said he will be involved in a big push on Medicaid reforms in the coming months.