Pat McCrory isn't wasting time getting started. He is expected to travel to Raleigh on Wednesday to begin the transition.
As usual, the governor-elect will receive the key to state offices that will serve as his team's home base in the next two months. McCrory's offices will be located in the Albemarle Building at 325 Salisbury St., according to state officials. The tall, white office building houses a number of state offices, including Treasurer Janet Cowell. It is just across the street from the state legislative offices.
McCrory also has a $660,000 budget to spend on staff and other transition expenses -- but he said he will limit his spending to $330,000, the amount Gov. Bev Perdue received. The state legislature doubled the amount earlier this year.