Governor McCrory Issues Statement on Special Session

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement:   “As promised, I called a Special Session to reconsider a manufactured political issue that strategically targeted the city of Charlotte and our state by well-funded left-wing interest groups. This was at least the third time that pressure from the left sabotaged bipartisan good faith agreements for political purposes.   “As I’ve stated multiple times, the balance between privacy and equality is not just a North Carolina issue, it is a national issue that will be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court in the near future.   “North Carolina will continue to be one of the nation’s leaders in job growth, education, quality of life and equality…

Hillary Clinton Statement on CFPB Fine of Wells Fargo

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau imposed a $100 million fine on Wells Fargo for secretly creating hundreds of thousands of bank accounts for their customers. Hillary Clinton released the following statement: “Yesterday, we learned that one of the largest banks in America secretly opened hundreds of thousands of bank and credit card accounts for their customers, moving money across accounts and charging fees without customer knowledge or consent. There is simply no place for this kind of outrageous behavior in America, and I applaud the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for its forceful response. “Donald Trump wants to dismantle the CFPB and repeal the crucial rules we put on Wall Street after the financial crisis, but yesterday’s action is…

Statement from WCU Chancellor David Belcher on the State Budget, NC Promise Tuition Plan

Statement from Western Carolina University Chancellor David Belcher on the State Budget and the North Carolina Promise Tuition Plan As Chancellor of Western Carolina University, I am pleased that the North Carolina General Assembly has approved a state budget for the coming fiscal year that contains some significant provisions in support of public higher education in this state, including pay raises for our hard-working faculty and staff. And I am heartened that the budget includes funding for the NC Promise Tuition Plan, a “buy-down program” that would significantly reduce the out-of-pocket expenses for tuition paid by undergraduate students at WCU and two sister institutions of the University of North Carolina system. In addition, I appreciate…

Hillary Clinton in Ohio: Trump ‘Shouldn’t Have His Hands On Our Economy’

In a major speech in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton explained how Donald Trump would endanger the American and global economies as president, saying, “Just as he shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy.” Clinton laid out the broad consensus that Trump’s economic proposals, if enacted, could lead to another recession and cost the U.S. millions of jobs, specifically citing a new report by one of John McCain’s former economic advisers, Mark Zandi, which finds that a Trump presidency could lead to 3.5 million lost jobs. Pointing to Trump’s disastrous business record as an example of how he would damage the economy, Clinton said, “We can’t…

Hillary Clinton Statement on Senate Republicans’ Refusal to Act on Gun Violence

Following action by Senate Republicans to block reforms intended to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists — including proposals to expand background checks and prohibit suspected terrorists from buying guns — Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: “Enough.” Stanley Almodóvar III, 23 | Amanda Alvear, 25 | Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 | Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 | Antonio Davon Brown, 29 | Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 | Ángel L. Candelario-Padró, 28 | Juan Chávez-Martínez, 25 | Luis Daniel Conde, 39 | Cory James Connell, 21 |Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 | Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 | Simon Adrián Carrillo Fernández, 31 | Leroy Valentín Fernández, 25 | Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 | Peter O….