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Gov. McCrory: 'I have no Plan B'

Pat McCrory (Source: North Carolina) Pat McCrory (Source: North Carolina)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Governor Pat McCrory was in Wilmington Wednesday afternoon stumping for the $2 billion bond proposal, that’s on the ballot this primary election season.

“It’s just time” said Gov. McCrory, speaking to the press and educators at Trask Auditorium, on the campus of UNCW. “As a people, we have not had a bond referendum in North Carolina since 2000, over 15 years ago. Since then, the state has grown by two million people."

The public improvement bond, would go to a variety of projects, mostly in the UNC education system.

Roughly $350 million is ear marked for the state’s community college system, $312 million for parks and water and sewer infrastructure, the rest would go to help pay for projects with the NC National Guard, public safety and agriculture.

In the southeast portion of North Carolina, $66 million is proposed for the Health and Human Services/Nursing building at UNCW.  Nearly $6 million, towards improvements at CFCC, $1.1 million to Fort Fisher State park and $855,000 to pay for improvements to Carolina Beach State Park.

Gov. McCrory is hoping voters approve the bond. He said he has no “plan B” if voters reject it.

“One reason I don’t have a Plan B is because it’s a good plan in place. So far, the polling shows that, but who knows with polling these days.” said Gov. McCrory. “I would not have put a proposal forward if I didn’t think it had strong public and bi-partisan support.”

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

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