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McCrory: Didn't mean for furniture market trade show funding to be cut

Gov. Pat McCrory, appearing at the High Point Market, told furniture industry leaders on Saturday that he didn’t make it clear to his budget-writers how much he valued the trade show, The Hickory Daily Record reports.

As a result, McCrory said, he took the blame for proposing in his budget that funding for the twice-yearly market be cut from $1.65 million to $800,000 by the middle of 2014. Earlier this month, McCrory said he supported full funding, the newspaper reports.

McCrory made the remarks at a news conference in Hickory following a private meeting with furniture industry leaders. The event is the largest home furnishings trade show in the world, the Record reports.

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