Gov. Pat McCrory has decided the six bathrooms in the executive mansion don’t need a $230,000 taxpayer funded redo after all.
The day after AP reporter Michael Biesecker reported the large-scale renovation that included $100,710 just to fix the governor’s master bathroom — complete with marble and ceramic tile — his spokeswoman said the no taxpayer money will be used for the upgrade.
Kim Genardo, McCrory’s communications director, said only a limited amount of money would be used to fix broken faucets, code violations and treat dangerous mold. The original story noted that a memo justifying the repairs said there was concern mold might be growing behind the walls.
Dome notes that Genardo said no taxpayer funded money would go to gussy up the loo. There is always the beloved tool of politicians: donors.
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest went that route when he overhauled the Victorian that houses the Lt. Governor’s offices.
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